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(Jan 30, 2021 10:37)

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(Jan 30, 2021 08:30)

Inside one of London’s only lighthouses, a 1,000 year long piece of music has been playing since the year 2000. It will finish on New Year’s Eve 2999.

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 03:00)

An early version of the Three Bears features an old woman, not Goldilocks. The bears impale her on the steeple of St Paul's. https://t.co/ETRhODCRiq

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(Jan 30, 2021 04:30)

The novelist Philip K. Dick grew up with his name already carved on a tombstone: his twin sister Jane died in infancy and his parents wrote both their names on the grave.

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(Jan 30, 2021 10:30)

Polaris hasn’t always been our North Star. When the pyramids were built, the North Star was Thuban. In 2,000 years, Errai will be the North Star. (Image: niwasan CC BY 2.0) https://t.co/QeOoBbhbi0

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 09:00)

Word of the Day: APHANTASIA - the inability to picture things in the mind.

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 07:15)

Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for a robot knight have been used by NASA to design planet exploration robots. https://t.co/fGNPlQfJkO

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(Jan 30, 2021 03:33)

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 03:25)

Sly lookin' water dispenser https://t.co/YyDFiqRQcP

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 06:00)

Lois Allan invented Fuzzy-Felt when she was making felt seals for WWII tank parts. (Image: Alarichall CC BY-SA 4.0) https://t.co/53C4oYnH9e

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 10:00)

In 1798, Prime Minister William Pitt and George Tierney, MP for Southwark, settled an argument by duelling on Putney Heath. Both missed their shots.

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 01:30)

In 1672 George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, named five roads after himself, including “Of Alley” for the “of” in his title. https://t.co/KQqoxsZv6Q

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 12:00)

Candy Floss was co-invented by a dentist in 1897. William J. Morrison and his confectioner colleague John C. Wharton called it “Fairy Floss”. https://t.co/UTtefsw1EP

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 09:31)

On #ThisDayInHistory in 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu extremist. Revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance was known to his many followers as Mahatma, or “the great-souled one.”

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2 years ago

(Jan 30, 2021 01:00)

This is how nails are lined up before packaging. 🔨 Find more at https://t.co/gq3dJOkwWZ 🎥 reddit / Thund3rbolt #engineering https://t.co/JSxTzVTH8Q

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