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2 October 2023
- 00:00, 2 October 2023 (UTC)
- ... that Finnish-American model Selene Mahri (pictured) married three millionaires and is credited with inventing the saying "Marriage is a question of give and take. You give. I take"?
- ... that a 1956 eruption of Bristol Island drove Argentina to abandon a hut they had built on Thule Island?
- ... that John A. Kennedy was placed near the top of the 1964 Illinois House election ballot because of his name?
- ... that Annalee Newitz chose to set their debut novel Autonomous in the Canadian prairies because it was "the kind of place that often gets forgotten"?
- ... that the Committee for the Prevention of Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount used aerial photography to monitor the removal of antiquities during construction at Solomon's Stables?
- ... that the Siberian columbine has been crossed with another species in the genus Aquilegia to determine the gene behind the genus's nectar spurs?
- ... that film director Christina Rosendahl started her career with a documentary about her sister Pernille's music career?
- ... that MI-5 had trouble finding people to interview?
1 October 2023
- 00:00, 1 October 2023 (UTC)
- ... that disputes in the acclaimed refurbishment of Swiss Cottage Library (pictured) in London prompted the library's operators to sue its developers?
- ... that Olga Onuch is believed to be the first professor of Ukrainian politics in the English-speaking world?
- ... that Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver started a podcast to support their employees during the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike?
- ... that as a child, New Zealand economist Brad Olsen would write notes about stock market trends while watching the evening news?
- ... that the University of Maryland's Iribe Center was partly funded by a businessman who dropped out of the university?
- ... that Stan Lee modeled Tony Stark after 20th-century business magnate Howard Hughes?
- ... that in his 2000 book, Michael Cook argues that the West prefers to "rescue" people after wrongdoing has occurred, while Muslims prefer to "forbid wrong"?
- ... that the Ninja of Heisei, who robbed places in Japan while wearing a ninja costume, was caught at the age of 74?