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Charles Rosendahl, the US Navy officer usually credited with discovering and using the ‘Zeppelin bend’ knot, denied any knowledge of it when asked in an interview. (Zeppelin bend)

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The racehorse Advance won his only two races as a juvenile, and at age three won ten races, seven of them in a row. (Advance (horse))

In 2005, the songwriter Burt Bacharach released a solo album featuring guest artists Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, and Dr. Dre. (Burt Bacharach)

In 2012, special promotional boxes of Cheerios (branded Vortexx O’s) included toy versions of John Cena, Iron Man, and the Pink Power Ranger. (Cheerios)

Every real number, rational or not, is equated to one and only one cut of rationals. (Dedekind cut)

Composer Danny Elfman provided the lyrics for Mike Oldfield’s album Islands in 1987. (Danny Elfman)

The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has done studies on freeze-drying as a recovery method of water-damaged books and documents. (Freeze-drying)

An early mirror galvanometer was invented in 1826 by Johann Christian Poggendorff. (Galvanometer)

In the late-nineteenth century, the Netherlands was a land renowned for its short population. (Human height)

In many locations, IKEA restaurants open daily before the rest of the store and serve breakfast. (IKEA)

In Canada, a traditional Newfoundland cold plate commonly includes a variation on jello salad. (Jello salad)

So few remains of the Kulceratops dinosaur have been discovered that it is considered a nomen dubium. (Kulceratops)

Latvian Sign Language separated from French Sign Language sometime around 1806. (Latvian Sign Language)

While the book Fast Food Nation did mention other fast-food chains, it focused primarily on McDonald’s. (McDonald’s)

A rabbit’s nest is called a “form”. (Nest)

Examples of octatonic jazz include Jaco Pastorius’ composition “Opus Pocus” from the album Pastorius (Pastorius 1976) and Herbie Hancock’s piano solo on “Freedom Jazz Dance” from the album Miles Smiles (1967). (Octatonic scale)

The receipts issued by gasoline pumps often bear the number of the credit card used to make the purchase. (Pay at the pump)

Quicksilver is a recurring character in the animated series X-Men: Evolution, voiced by Richard Ian Cox. (Quicksilver (comics))

While the novel A Room with a View ends with Lucy and George marrying and returning to “the room with the view” for their honeymoon, the 2007 television adaptation ends with George being killed in World War I, and Lucy returning to the room in Florence. (A Room with a View (2007 film))

In 2013, a group of researchers from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology unveiled a prototype smelling screen (digital scent technology) to the public at the ACM/IEEE Virtual Reality Conference. (Smelling screen)

Tongan is primarily a spoken, rather than written, language. The Bible and the Book of Mormon were translated into Tongan and few other books were written in it. (Tongan language)

The Warner Bros. Archives at University of Southern California Libraries houses departmental records that detail Warner Bros. activities from the studio’s first major feature, My Four Years in Germany (1918), to its sale to Seven Arts in 1968. (University of Southern California Libraries)

In 1989, Jules Verne’s great-grandson discovered his ancestor’s as yet unpublished novel Paris in the Twentieth Century which was subsequently published in 1994. (Jules Verne)

Over 50 islands lie off the Welsh mainland; the largest being Anglesey, in the north-west. (Wales)

The video for Beyoncé’s song XO features the singer leading the crowd in a choreography at a concert, as well as appearing with a bat made of money. (XO (song))

There is a free Yahtzee dice game app (“YachtC”) on the Google Play Store. It has 3 variations: The traditional version, a “7-sided” dice version called “Lucky7”, and a “TriColor” version similar to Kismet. (Yahtzee)

Charles Rosendahl, the US Navy officer usually credited with discovering and using the ‘Zeppelin bend’ knot, denied any knowledge of it when asked in an interview. (Zeppelin bend)

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