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- ... that although the Grünbaum–Rigby configuration (pictured) has been studied since 1879, it was not depicted in its realization as three overlaid heptagrams until 1990?
- ... that Soviet admiral Yuri Panteleyev was appointed a Companion of the Bath by the British for his role in supporting attacks against the German battleship Tirpitz?
- ... that more than twenty species of cetaceans have been stranded on the mudflats of Bahía Lomas?
- ... that Mary Stuart Fisher, a Temple University professor of radiology who was named Physician of the Year in 1996, was discouraged from following her chosen career path by her father, a physician himself?
- ... that Luciano Burti's 111G crash at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix led to a ban on creating holes in racing helmets for drinking tubes and radio communication wires?
- ... that the motto of Midleton College, Spartam nactus es, hanc exorna, is a mistranslation of a line from a Greek play by Euripides?
- ... that George Backhouse Witts read the Riot Act on a hill in Gloucestershire?
- ... that the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island banned automobiles for more than a decade starting in 1908?