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24 March 2018
- 00:00, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the search for near-Earth asteroids large enough to cause a global catastrophe (example pictured) is almost complete, and efforts now focus on smaller asteroids?
- ... that Archibald Cary Smith designed the first American iron yacht?
- ... that the land snail genus Vatusila was named after a Fijian tribe known for killing and eating the missionary Thomas Baker in 1867?
- ... that philologist Caroline Brady wrote about the words used for weapons and warriors in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf?
- ... that Kennington tube station, opened in 1890, is a listed building and the only one from the world's first underground electric railway to retain its original appearance?
- ... that Victorian physician and discoverer of arsenic in beer, Ernest Reynolds, did not believe in over-reliance on medical technology?
- ... that the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen organizes blood donations every three months?
- ... that Henry Liebman hates "Henry Liebman's Noodle Soup"?
23 March 2018
- 00:00, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that in October 2017, Alhambra Nievas (pictured) became the first woman to referee a men's international rugby union match in Europe?
- ... that a 4 cm (1.6 in) long fragment of an Anglo-Saxon helmet was bought for £15,000?
- ... that traffic on the London, Huron and Bruce Railway was so dominated by farm produce that it was nicknamed the "Butter and Egg Special"?
- ... that among Stanley Gelbier's writings on pediatric dentistry is a 1962 study of tooth erosion in a boy who drank copious amounts of cola and soft drinks?
- ... that in its earliest years, New York City's Rainbow Room restaurant was frequented by the social elite and European royalty?
- ... that The Mount Carmel College of Nursing is still located on the campus of Mount Carmel West hospital?
- ... that Fragments of Horror was Junji Ito's first return to the horror genre after eight years of writing "manga about cats or about society"?
22 March 2018
- 00:00, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the first Romanian-language references to "patriotism" are traced back to documents issued by both sides of an armed uprising in 1821 (peasant soldiers pictured)?
- ... that Doreen Simmons was awarded Japan's Order of the Rising Sun for her sumo television commentaries?
- ... that a large lake formerly covered California's Death Valley, and occasionally reappears?
- ... that Allanah Harper was responsible for introducing W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf to the French people?
- ... that the founders of Smashburger sampled 300 kinds of beef before settling on Angus for their restaurant's burgers?
- ... that during the Second World War, General Ronald Forbes Adam instituted aptitude tests for new recruits to the British Army?
- ... that to compose the entire score for the video game Heavy Rain, Normand Corbeil was given two months, producing nearly 300 cues?
- ... that the 1900 English beer poisoning, in which more than 6,000 drinkers were poisoned by arsenic, was misdiagnosed for months as alcoholic neuritis?
21 March 2018
- 00:00, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that a badly wounded Major Shaitan Singh (statue pictured), who was later awarded the Param Vir Chakra, ordered his soldiers to leave him behind rather than face enemy fire evacuating him?
- ... that Citicorp chose to build a tower near the Court Square–23rd Street station in Queens because it was one subway stop away from the company's headquarters in Manhattan, across the East River?
- ... that the performances of Maaya Sakamoto and Sanae Kobayashi inspired Saori Ōnishi to pursue a voice acting career?
- ... that the Orange College of Breda was founded by Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange?
- ... that the inland free-tailed bat can survive the most extreme range of body temperatures of any mammal known?
- ... that upon her completion in 1885, the French cruiser Milan was considered the fastest warship afloat?
- ... that in 2016, annual global internet traffic reached 1.2 zettabytes, leading some to label the current period the Zettabyte Era?
- ... that Charles Phillips, who excavated the Sutton Hoo ship-burial, was tasked as a schoolboy with digging latrines near Stonehenge?
20 March 2018
- 00:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that London's Bull and Mouth Inn (sign pictured) was originally known as the Boulogne Mouth, in reference to the town and harbour of Boulogne which was besieged by Henry VIII in the 1540s?
- ... that in 1998, Dottie Lamm, former First Lady of Colorado, ran for a US Senate seat against the same man who had defeated her husband in the Democratic primary for the same seat six years earlier?
- ... that the Flying Dutchman-related poems in J. Slauerhoff's 1928 collection Eldorado are more likely inspired by a French romantic spirit than a German Romantic or Dutch Calvinist one?
- ... that Crimean Tom, a tabby cat, helped save British and French soldiers from starvation after the Siege of Sevastopol by locating hidden food supplies?
- ... that the groundbreaking for the New York Coliseum was delayed for ten years, and the demolition took another fourteen?
- ... that footballer Chris Stringer made his professional debut as a substitute after the starting goalkeeper received the fastest red card in English Football League history?
- ... that the shortbeard codling crushes the molluscs on which it feeds with its beak-like jaws?
- ... that despite odds estimated at 17 trillion to one, Evelyn Adams won two multi-million-dollar lottery jackpots in the span of four months?
19 March 2018
- 00:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Greek legends claim Pythagoras (pictured) had a golden thigh, could fly thanks to a magic arrow, was greeted by name by a river, and when bitten by a snake, bit it back and killed it?
- ... that Colophina clematis was the first species of aphid to be identified as having a "soldier" caste?
- ... that oceanographer and former Florida State University dean Nancy Marcus was also a magician and ventriloquist?
- ... that Pinewood Hospital was located in a pine wood in Pinewood, as pine trees were thought to be beneficial for tuberculosis patients?
- ... that Japanese voice actress Lynn was born to a Japanese-American father and a Japanese-Brazilian mother?
- ... that one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth, at La Pacana in Chile, erupted 2,451–3,500 cubic kilometres of rock?
- ... that Captain Marvel is expected to be Marvel Studios' first female-led film?
- ... that the Sutton Hoo helmet weighs 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), but the Sutton Hoo Helmet weighs 900 kg (2,000 lb)?
18 March 2018
- 00:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that female urinals available today (example pictured) are typically used in a "skiing" position?
- ... that footballer Paul Giles suffered an injury during a match in March 1982 after being fouled by his brother?
- ... that the Brown County Courthouse in South Dakota is built of Berea sandstone from Ohio?
- ... that Ali Soozandeh was inspired to film Tehran Taboo, which explores sexual double standards in Iran, by a conversation he overheard on a train?
- ... that during their winter meetings, members of medical history society the Osler Club drink a punch made of tangerine oranges, Tarragona wine, rum, brandy whisky or gin, water, spices and cream?
- ... that Arthur and Morley Cowles Ballantine, co-publishers of The Durango Herald, sometimes wrote opposing editorials, as when he endorsed Nixon and she Humphrey for president in 1968?
- ... that integral bridges do not have movement joints?
- ... that among those rescued by the British Army during the attack on the United States embassy in Addis Ababa was a reporter's pet cheetah?
17 March 2018
- 00:00, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Zofia Posmysz (pictured), Auschwitz inmate No. 7566, wrote an audio play based on her memories, which formed the basis for her 1962 novel Passenger, a 1963 film, and a 1968 opera?
- ... that the spider genus Seycellesa and the nematode genus Traklosia were both originally named Robertia, but had to be renamed?
- ... that architect William Strudwick Arrasmith designed more than 60 Greyhound bus stations?
- ... that the Australian Air Corps has been described as "Australia's first independent air force, albeit an interim one"?
- ... that Luo Haocai, who was jailed by the British and deported from Singapore, became Vice President of China's Supreme People's Court?
- ... that Tillie Walden's graphic novel Spinning, a memoir of her adolescent career as a competitive figure skater, was originally her thesis for the Center for Cartoon Studies?
- ... that US Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett taught constitutional law at Blackstone Legal Fellowship?
- ... that the solar eclipse of May 20, 2012, began on a Monday and ended on the previous Sunday?
16 March 2018
- 00:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Goat Canyon Trestle (pictured) is the world's largest curved wooden trestle?
- ... that after arriving penniless in Liverpool in 1920, Indian physician Harbans Lall Gulati walked to London to obtain work?
- ... that the waterfalls on Catlin Brook are the "holy grail" of Pennsylvania waterfalls?
- ... that Benty Grange is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but not because of the boar-crested helmet discovered there?
- ... that Elizabeth Kane wrote a book sympathetic to Mormon polygamists while simultaneously objecting to how polygamy subjugated women?
- ... that The Daily Telegraph said The Hatton Garden Job "begins to feel like a bizarre, Brechtian joke at the audience's expense"?
- ... that due to its proximity to a charter school, alcoholic beverages cannot be served at Zions Bank Stadium?
- ... that Akane Fujita decided to become a voice actress partly because she "wanted to do something that was fun"?
15 March 2018
- 00:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Camilla Nylund (pictured) appeared as the Countess in Capriccio by Richard Strauss at the Frankfurt Opera, staged by Brigitte Fassbaender, who set the opera in Occupied France?
- ... that in the United States, children ages 2–17 with milk allergy are shorter on average than their non-allergic peers?
- ... that Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart led a failed twelve-year effort to build nuclear reactors in Cuba?
- ... that Lion Forge Comics was founded to provide ethnically diverse creators an outlet to create ethnically diverse characters?
- ... that the Magill Youth Training Centre was described by a Youth Representative to the United Nations as being "the worst of its kind"?
- ... that Alaskans in coastal areas evacuated to higher ground where they waited to see if the 2018 Gulf of Alaska earthquake had caused a tsunami?
- ... that the 5th Marquess of Donegall married at the age of 80, gained a son and heir nine months later, and died within a year leaving an estate valued at £27?
- ... that during the American Revolutionary War, George Washington participated in "a pretty little frisk" at the Van Veghten House?
14 March 2018
- ... that the rose aphid (pictured) and the rose-grain aphid both overwinter on rose bushes, but the latter disperses to grass and cereal crops in summer?
- ... that the Pugwashite, Patricia Lindop, worked with Nobel Prize winner Joseph Rotblat on the effects of radiation on living organisms?
- ... that the historic Church of Santa Maria Primerana in Tuscany was built atop the stylobate of an ancient Roman temple?
- ... that blind swimmer John Morgan won 13 gold medals across two Paralympic Games and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro?
- ... that Igor Stravinsky's Scherzo for piano was composed in 1902 but not published until 1970?
- ... that Virginia Woolf was conceived despite her mother Julia Stephen and father doing "what they could to prevent me", since "contraception was a very imperfect art" in the 19th century?
- ... that according to writer Charlie Brooker, the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero" was set in California as a "fuck you" to people complaining that the show would become Americanised?
- ... that Charles Reynolds, who successfully persuaded the Pope to excommunicate Henry VIII of England, was posthumously attainted for treason?
13 March 2018
- ... that Droxford railway station (pictured) served as Winston Churchill's base of operations during preparations for the Normandy landings?
- ... that Minol Araki, whose art drew on both Eastern and Western traditions, made a series of five paintings over 70 feet (21 m) long that were partly inspired by his mentor Zhang Daqian's work?
- ... that the Stephen Court fire, which killed 43 people, was caused by a short-circuit?
- ... that the English surgeon Marriott Fawckner Nicholls served in the British Army in both World Wars before ending his career as professor of surgery at the University of Khartoum in Sudan?
- ... that the Episcopal Seminary of Fiesole, formed after the Council of Trent, was unusually influenced by the Society of Jesus?
- ... that American congers cross the Gulf Stream twice during their lives?
- ... that in 2006, footballer Steve Flack scored the fastest hat-trick in Exeter City's history?
- ... that the offices of the Portuguese Embassy in Bangkok are located in an old warehouse?
12 March 2018
- 00:00, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that at the inquest into the death of Catherine Lynch (pictured), the presiding coroner described her as "one of a class who were a nuisance to themselves, their husbands and everybody else"?
- ... that the appearance of Ash Lynx, the main character in the manga Banana Fish, is based on tennis player Stefan Edberg and actor River Phoenix?
- ... that laughter, a signal of amusement, helps us cope with stress?
- ... that the Diet of Transylvania elected Sigismund Rákóczi prince in 1607, although he had proposed his former son-in-law to the delegates?
- ... that the landmarked 19th-century Robert and Anne Dickey House, which formerly housed the French consulate in New York City, is being incorporated into a new school building?
- ... that the Dhammakaya Movement teaches that Nirvana exists as a literal reality within each individual?
- ... that Rie Takahashi decided to pursue a voice acting career after noticing that many male characters were voiced by females?
- ... that the American Bank Note Company Printing Plant included an office for a counterfeiter?
11 March 2018
- 00:00, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that in 1896, Arthur Schuster illustrated his lectures on the newly-discovered X-rays with images of his daughter Norah Schuster (hands pictured) that required a 10-minute exposure?
- ... that the Yalu River Broken Bridge, which connected China and North Korea, was built by Japan and destroyed by the United States?
- ... that Jackie Wallace told the coach of the Los Angeles Rams to "kiss my ass" for failing to field him in Super Bowl XIV, his final NFL game?
- ... that the deepsea starfish Novodinia antillensis has large eyespots on the tips of its arms, but these may be non-functional?
- ... that pianist Katharina Sellheim and two other women played piano trios by Beethoven, Waterhouse, and Mendelssohn at the Beethovenfest?
- ... that two months after the Candia massacre, the last Ottoman soldiers left Crete, ending 253 years of Ottoman rule?
- ... that the Church Father Origen drew heavily on the teachings of Plato and tried to harmonize Greek philosophy with Christian teachings?
- ... that there is an eight-sided barn on Missouri Route 48?
10 March 2018
- 00:10, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that in preparation for the construction of Rockefeller Center (pictured) in Midtown Manhattan, 4,000 tenants were evicted from 228 properties?
- ... that the founder of Banks Beer, Peter D'Aguiar, was also a prominent Guyanese politician?
- ... that Chi Pu's song "Từ hôm nay (Feel Like Ooh)" received an overwhelmingly negative reception, with some reviewers calling it "disastrous"?
- ... that the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas is the only museum in North America dedicated to the Madí art movement?
- ... that Jai Tirath Dahiya won his seat in the 2014 Haryana Legislative Assembly election by a margin of three votes?
- ... that between 1992 and 2016, Scottish football club Aberdeen did not win a single match at Ibrox Stadium, home of their rivals Rangers F.C., in 41 attempts?
- ... that Hanging Sword Alley was also known as "Blood Bowl Alley" after its infamous night life?
- ... that David Meade's prediction of a hidden planet named Nibiru hitting Earth on September 23, 2017, was based on what he says are coded messages hidden in the Giza Pyramids in Egypt?
9 March 2018
- 00:00, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that British suffragettes (pictured) had to stand in the gutter to sell their newspaper Votes for Women, or risk being arrested for obstructing the pavement?
- ... that Krishna Kohli is the first Hindu Dalit woman to be elected to the Senate of Pakistan?
- ... that Heroin(e), an Academy Award-nominated short film, follows three women fighting the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is ten times the US average?
- ... that Catherine Rückwardt, who was Generalmusikdirektorin at the Staatstheater Mainz for a decade and one of only four women in such a position in Germany, conducted a recording of the First Symphony by Hans Rott?
- ... that Emma Jane Gay, known for her photographs of the Nez Perce people in the late 19th century, is identified as the first American lesbian photographer?
- ... that an illiterate Thai nun became a highly revered spiritual leader in her community, and more than 250,000 people attended her funeral?
- ... that Annalisa Crannell brings chopsticks to art galleries as a tool for finding vanishing points?
- ... that Mary Ann Kerwin, co-founder of La Leche League, said that when breastfeeding in the US in the 1950s, "we would practically smother our babies with blankets to avoid showing any breast"?
8 March 2018
- 00:00, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that USS Black Arrow, USS Eten, USS Paysandu, USS Radnor, and USS Santa Olivia (pictured) were among 56 ships converted to troopships for the repatriation of American soldiers after World War I?
- ... that cell isolation techniques can be used to help study individual living cells from tissue normally discarded during open heart surgery?
- ... that the British government's Transforming Infrastructure Performance report aims to save the construction industry £15 billion per year?
- ... that Green Bay Packers running back Devante Mays played for two different community colleges before transferring to Utah State?
- ... that when the stiff-footed sea cucumber eviscerates, it gets rid of the parasitic sea snail which lives attached to its gut?
- ... that while his parents wanted him to serve in the church, Albert Methfessel pursued his interest in music, becoming a key figure in German folk and male voice singing in the 19th century?
- ... that nearly US$700 million was allocated to the process of downgrading Interstate 895 in New York City from a freeway to a boulevard?
- ... that Prince Edmund Batthyany-Strattmann was a wet bob at Eton?
7 March 2018
- 00:00, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Marcel Cordes (pictured), a German baritone known for Italian opera, appeared as the King in the first recording of Carl Orff's Die Kluge?
- ... that WestJet Encore, a Canadian airline which began flights in 2013, deactivates water lines in the lavatory sinks to prevent freezing on cold nights?
- ... that Camilla Gray's attempts to stage an exhibition of Russian art in Britain were hindered by Soviet antipathy to abstract art?
- ... that the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire was the largest wildfire in Washington state history up to that time?
- ... that when the Boy Scouts of America tried changing their name in 1977 to Scouting/USA, they were accused of chauvinism for not considering the effects on the Girl Scouts?
- ... that EastEnders filmed three mini episodes in Paris to coincide with the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
- ... that Enlil, the chief god of the Sumerian pantheon, was regarded as so glorious that not even the other deities could look upon him?
- ... that Manhattan vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy is "waging war on the 'eat your vegetables' mind-set"?
6 March 2018
- 00:00, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the flower of Romulea monadelpha is pollinated by a species of monkey beetle (both pictured)?
- ... that Alysia Rissling was the pilot for the first ever all-woman team in an official four-man bobsleigh race after the event became gender neutral?
- ... that the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum was founded in 1979 by Max Pommer and members of the Gewandhausorchester after Bach's model?
- ... that the British dentist Neil Swallow often made night calls to make feeding plates for babies born with cleft palates?
- ... that until it closed in 2009, J.E. Rhoads & Sons was the longest continually-operating company in the United States, having been in business for more than three centuries?
- ... that after failing to get playing time at ABC Futebol Clube, footballer Rodriguinho Marinho considered becoming a futsal player?
- ... that the 2010 Infrastructure Cost Review led to annual savings of £3 billion in British government expenditure on infrastructure by 2014?
- ... that the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria's name comes from a sign that one of the founders discovered at a liquor shop?
5 March 2018
- 00:00, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Bianjing Drum Tower (pictured) in Shangguan, Shanxi, boasts a 1.9-metre (6 ft 3 in)-tall stone lantern carved into the shape of Mount Wutai?
- ... that Susan Goldberg was the first woman editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine?
- ... that the Gilwell Oak was named the United Kingdom's "Tree of the Year" for 2017?
- ... that a modern bus station was built to resemble the former Brockton train station, designed by Bradford Gilbert?
- ... that a Columbine cup was a masterpiece resembling the shape of a cluster of doves?
- ... that four-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris suffered five concussions in 2008?
- ... that Der Gemischte Chor Zürich sang the premiere of Nänie in 1881, conducted by its composer Johannes Brahms, and the premiere of a commission by Edward Rushton in 2013 for the choir's 150th anniversary?
- ... that a last-second, game-winning touchdown by the Minnesota Vikings was dubbed the Minneapolis Miracle?
4 March 2018
- 00:00, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company uses a custom typeface (label pictured) based on memorial engravings of the 1714 Battle of Napue?
- ... that the disappearance of Suzanne Lyall from the SUNY Albany campus 20 years ago led to changes in federal and state laws on how campus police departments handle major investigations?
- ... that in the mid-3rd century BC, the governor of Zhao's Yanmen Commandery lured 100,000 nomad horsemen over the Great Wall before defeating them?
- ... that vocalist Juliana Walanika's updated versions of old meles and chants set the style for the Hawaiian music of her day?
- ... that in the 1960s, sugarcane cultivars developed in Tiruvadi Sambasiva Venkataraman's laboratory sustained the sugar industries of 22 countries?
- ... that Kiyono Yasuno furthered her interest in voice acting at a young age by watching videos of dubs being recorded?
- ... that in Blueford v. Arkansas, the US Supreme Court allowed a man to be retried on murder charges after a jury unanimously voted to acquit him of those same charges?
- ... that Paralympian Tommy Taylor won 16 medals across five sports, including 10 gold medals?
3 March 2018
- 00:00, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Innocent Victims (pictured) is a memorial sculpture to Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed?
- ... that on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, conservative pastors give "blatantly political" sermons in defiance of the Johnson Amendment?
- ... that Huang Xuhua, the "father of China's nuclear submarines", spent two years raising pigs?
- ... that the Aubervilliers Congress of the French Socialist Party will take place near the Front Populaire Paris Métro station, a symbolic reference to the left-wing Popular Front coalition of 1936?
- ... that a prow house is named after a ship's prow?
- ... that last year, there was a simulated nuclear weapons attack against the New York metropolitan area?
- ... that Sankaralinganar died after fasting for 76 days while demanding that the name of Madras State be changed to Tamil Nadu?
- ... that Command and Destroy's password save system was kept when it was ported from the Game Boy Advance to the Nintendo DS, to the annoyance of critics at its 2008 release?
2 March 2018
- 00:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Kaiser Wilhelm II was so charmed with the American yacht Yampa (pictured) that he purchased her himself and had another larger yacht built in America based on her design?
- ... that the lyric soprano Anny Felbermayer, who performed 54 roles at the Vienna State Opera, created the role of Xanthe in Die Liebe der Danae by Richard Strauss at the 1952 Salzburg Festival?
- ... that hundreds of Jewish communities used to celebrate more than one Purim a year?
- ... that the 2011 Löfstedt Report proposed to exempt many British self-employed people from health and safety regulations?
- ... that Polish mountain climber Tomasz Mackiewicz went missing on January 27 during his seventh attempt to reach the summit of the 8,126-metre (26,660 ft) high Nanga Parbat in Pakistan?
- ... that people have underestimated the role of faith in Buddhism, according to translator and monastic Bhikkhu Bodhi?
- ... that the Oriental Basin pocket gopher was designated a species in 1895, demoted to a subspecies of Merriam's pocket gopher in 1968, then restored to species status in 2005?
- ... that Michael F. Adubato tried to block a bill giving Newark, New Jersey, $18 million in added tax revenue, to protest salary increases for Newark's city council totalling $150,000?
- ... that the bass Dmitry Belosselskiy appeared internationally in title roles, as Boris Godunov, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, and Ivan Susanin?
1 March 2018
- 00:00, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the recognition of Marițica Bibescu (pictured) as Princess-consort of Wallachia involved "complicated maneuvers", including the ousting of an Ecumenical Patriarch?
- ... that Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter received one of the largest-ever advances from Knopf to secure the rights to publish his debut novel The Emperor of Ocean Park?
- ... that the Clementi rail accident on the Singapore MRT was caused by a 50-litre (11 imp gal; 13 US gal) oil spill?
- ... that the New York City neighborhood of Canarsie struggled with school integration and conflict over desegregation busing between the 1960s and 1980s?
- ... that phase precession is part of how the brain codes for location?
- ... that the Memorial of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea has collected the names of 183,108 Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War?
- ... that the bass Dmitry Belosselskiy appeared internationally in title roles, as Boris Godunov, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, and Ivan Susanin?
- ... that the AMES Type 82 3D radar got a job with Archie, then tended Bloodhounds, and finally found steady work in air traffic control?