History | 60 | Fact Set 7

264 BC

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

History | 00 | Fact Set 8

1705 AD

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

History | 40 | Fact Set 5

1648 AD

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

People | Fact Set 17

Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

History | 2010s

Gambian presidential election, 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

People | Fact Set 17

Quote by Kevyn Aucoin

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

History | 2010s

Argentine general election, 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

People

Quote by Will Rogers

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Source: Will Rogers

Source: Will Rogers

Source: Will Rogers

Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 80 | Fact Set 11

1689 AD

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

History | 60 | Fact Set 11

1968 AD

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

History | 2010s

Abdication of Beatrix of the Netherlands

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 00 | Fact Set 11

1909 AD

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

People

Quote by Emilia Fox

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

Source: Emilia Fox

Source: Emilia Fox

Source: Emilia Fox

People | Fact Set 17

Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of
you. Never excuse yourself.

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

Source: Henry Ward Beecher

People | Fact Set 17

Quote by Kevyn Aucoin

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being
able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel
life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

Source: Kevyn Aucoin

People

Quote by Will Rogers

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
there.

Source: Will Rogers

Source: Will Rogers

Source: Will Rogers

People

Quote by Emilia Fox

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if
you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And
they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey
through life.

Source: Emilia Fox

Source: Emilia Fox

Source: Emilia Fox

People | Fact Set 15

Quote by Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

Source: Lao Tzu

Source: Lao Tzu

Source: Lao Tzu

People

Quote by Haile Selassie

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;
the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the
voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil
to triumph.

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;
the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the
voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil
to triumph.

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;
the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the
voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil
to triumph.

Source: Haile Selassie

Source: Haile Selassie

Source: Haile Selassie

People | Fact Set 21

Quote by Omar Khayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Source: Omar Khayyam

Source: Omar Khayyam

Source: Omar Khayyam

People | Fact Set 9

Quote by Henry Ford

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Source: Henry Ford

Source: Henry Ford

Source: Henry Ford

People | Fact Set 4

Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Source: Jean-Paul Sartre

Source: Jean-Paul Sartre

Source: Jean-Paul Sartre

People | Fact Set 21

Quote by Peter Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Source: Peter Drucker

Source: Peter Drucker

Source: Peter Drucker

People

Quote by Desmond Tutu

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of
the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you
say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of
the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you
say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of
the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you
say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Source: Desmond Tutu

Source: Desmond Tutu

Source: Desmond Tutu

People

Quote by Karl Marx

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Source: Karl Marx

Source: Karl Marx

Source: Karl Marx

People

Quote by Joyce Brothers

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

Source: Joyce Brothers

Source: Joyce Brothers

Source: Joyce Brothers

People | Fact Set 12

Quote by Maya Angelou

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so
with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so
with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so
with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Source: Maya Angelou

Source: Maya Angelou

Source: Maya Angelou

History | 2010s

Gambian presidential election, 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Argentine general election, 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Abdication of Beatrix of the Netherlands

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

South Sudanese independence referendum, 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A referendum was held in Southern Sudan on whether the region should remain part of Sudan. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of separation and formed the new country of South Sudan.

A referendum was held in Southern Sudan on whether the region should remain part of Sudan. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of separation and formed the new country of South Sudan.

A referendum was held in Southern Sudan on whether the region should remain part of Sudan. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of separation and formed the new country of South Sudan.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Assembly of the West African Province

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Nigeria's Boko Haram merged with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to form the so-called "West African Province".

Nigeria's Boko Haram merged with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to form the so-called "West African Province".

Nigeria's Boko Haram merged with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to form the so-called "West African Province".

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Death of Margaret Thatcher

Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, died.

Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, died.

Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, died.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

2014 Venezuela–Panama diplomatic crisis

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, severed diplomatic and political ties with Panama, accusing it of involvement in a conspiracy against the Venezuelan government.

Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, severed diplomatic and political ties with Panama, accusing it of involvement in a conspiracy against the Venezuelan government.

Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, severed diplomatic and political ties with Panama, accusing it of involvement in a conspiracy against the Venezuelan government.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Obergefell v. Hodges

Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

Same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 U.S. states due to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 U.S. states due to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 U.S. states due to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Philippine presidential election, 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines.

Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines.

Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

2017 Qatar diplomatic crisis

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

Seven Arab countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region and supporting terrorism.

Seven Arab countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region and supporting terrorism.

Seven Arab countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region and supporting terrorism.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Northern Mali conflict

Monday, 16 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

An Islamist revolt in northern Mali threatened to gain control of the country. A coalition, led by France, intervened to assist the Malian government in fighting the militants.

An Islamist revolt in northern Mali threatened to gain control of the country. A coalition, led by France, intervened to assist the Malian government in fighting the militants.

An Islamist revolt in northern Mali threatened to gain control of the country. A coalition, led by France, intervened to assist the Malian government in fighting the militants.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

South Korean presidential election, 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Moon Jae-in was elected the 12th President of South Korea, originally scheduled to take place later in the year, the election was moved to early May following the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Moon Jae-in was elected the 12th President of South Korea, originally scheduled to take place later in the year, the election was moved to early May following the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Moon Jae-in was elected the 12th President of South Korea, originally scheduled to take place later in the year, the election was moved to early May following the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

Occupy Wall Street

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Hundreds of protesters marched into the financial district of Wall Street in New York City beginning the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement started a series of demonstrations and hundreds of encampments in cities across the nation, forming the Occupy movement.

Hundreds of protesters marched into the financial district of Wall Street in New York City beginning the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement started a series of demonstrations and hundreds of encampments in cities across the nation, forming the Occupy movement.

Hundreds of protesters marched into the financial district of Wall Street in New York City beginning the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement started a series of demonstrations and hundreds of encampments in cities across the nation, forming the Occupy movement.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

History | 2010s

European Parliament election, 2014 (France)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The French National Front won the most votes in the European election in respect to France, leading to fears of a growing far-right in mainland Europe.

The French National Front won the most votes in the European election in respect to France, leading to fears of a growing far-right in mainland Europe.

The French National Front won the most votes in the European election in respect to France, leading to fears of a growing far-right in mainland Europe.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Entertainment

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams's head appears as a planet during Slartibartfast's tour of the galaxy.

Douglas Adams's head appears as a planet during Slartibartfast's tour of the galaxy.

Douglas Adams's head appears as a planet during Slartibartfast's tour of the galaxy.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Belgium (which, according to the original radio series, is the most unspeakably rude word there is) can be heard in the movie three or so times.

Belgium (which, according to the original radio series, is the most unspeakably rude word there is) can be heard in the movie three or so times.

Belgium (which, according to the original radio series, is the most unspeakably rude word there is) can be heard in the movie three or so times.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The nightgown/bathrobe Arthur Dent wore was the most expensive and difficult of all costumes (including Zaphod's heads and Humma's eyes). The fabric had to be sewn on stage and was flown in from Turkey.

The nightgown/bathrobe Arthur Dent wore was the most expensive and difficult of all costumes (including Zaphod's heads and Humma's eyes). The fabric had to be sewn on stage and was flown in from Turkey.

The nightgown/bathrobe Arthur Dent wore was the most expensive and difficult of all costumes (including Zaphod's heads and Humma's eyes). The fabric had to be sewn on stage and was flown in from Turkey.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The pub which Ford takes Arthur to in the beginning of the film is the Beehive Pub of Hertfordshire, England.

The pub which Ford takes Arthur to in the beginning of the film is the Beehive Pub of Hertfordshire, England.

The pub which Ford takes Arthur to in the beginning of the film is the Beehive Pub of Hertfordshire, England.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

According to Douglas Adams' notes, he wanted the name of the character "Slartibartfast" to sound extremely rude, but still pass BBC's rules on what could be broadcast - he actually started with "Phartiphukborlz" and changed it, bit by bit, until it was acceptable.

According to Douglas Adams' notes, he wanted the name of the character "Slartibartfast" to sound extremely rude, but still pass BBC's rules on what could be broadcast - he actually started with "Phartiphukborlz" and changed it, bit by bit, until it was acceptable.

According to Douglas Adams' notes, he wanted the name of the character "Slartibartfast" to sound extremely rude, but still pass BBC's rules on what could be broadcast - he actually started with "Phartiphukborlz" and changed it, bit by bit, until it was acceptable.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Faint screams can be heard a moment before Mr. Prosser speaks. In the book, Mr. Prosser is a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, the reason why he wears little fur hats and often hears a thousand hairy horsemen shouting in his head.

Faint screams can be heard a moment before Mr. Prosser speaks. In the book, Mr. Prosser is a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, the reason why he wears little fur hats and often hears a thousand hairy horsemen shouting in his head.

Faint screams can be heard a moment before Mr. Prosser speaks. In the book, Mr. Prosser is a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, the reason why he wears little fur hats and often hears a thousand hairy horsemen shouting in his head.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Deep Thought explains the significance of the number 42, at 42 minutes into the film.

Deep Thought explains the significance of the number 42, at 42 minutes into the film.

Deep Thought explains the significance of the number 42, at 42 minutes into the film.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A painting of Douglas Adams and his wife Jane Belson appears on the Heart of Gold. Other Adams cameos include a few handles on some cupboards in Humma Kavula's office being shaped like Adams' nose.

A painting of Douglas Adams and his wife Jane Belson appears on the Heart of Gold. Other Adams cameos include a few handles on some cupboards in Humma Kavula's office being shaped like Adams' nose.

A painting of Douglas Adams and his wife Jane Belson appears on the Heart of Gold. Other Adams cameos include a few handles on some cupboards in Humma Kavula's office being shaped like Adams' nose.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

When hurriedly giving possible questions to what the answer 42 might mean, Arthur suggests "How many roads must a man walk down?", the first line of the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind".

When hurriedly giving possible questions to what the answer 42 might mean, Arthur suggests "How many roads must a man walk down?", the first line of the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind".

When hurriedly giving possible questions to what the answer 42 might mean, Arthur suggests "How many roads must a man walk down?", the first line of the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind".

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The relevance of Sector ZZ9 is the fact that in the UK if a person has NFA (No fixed Abode (No place to live)) then the POSTCODE is recorded as ZZ99 3VZ, thus Both Trillian and Arthur come from Sector ZZ9 and thanks to the Vogons they are both of NFA.

The relevance of Sector ZZ9 is the fact that in the UK if a person has NFA (No fixed Abode (No place to live)) then the POSTCODE is recorded as ZZ99 3VZ, thus Both Trillian and Arthur come from Sector ZZ9 and thanks to the Vogons they are both of NFA.

The relevance of Sector ZZ9 is the fact that in the UK if a person has NFA (No fixed Abode (No place to live)) then the POSTCODE is recorded as ZZ99 3VZ, thus Both Trillian and Arthur come from Sector ZZ9 and thanks to the Vogons they are both of NFA.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The car that Ford Prefect "introduces himself to" is actually a Ford Prefect, from whence Ford got his "Earth name". Despite being a Ford, the car was never manufactured or sold in the United States, but produced in Ireland, the UK, Malaysia and New Zealand, and sold in Europe, Asia and Australia between 1938 and 1959.

The car that Ford Prefect "introduces himself to" is actually a Ford Prefect, from whence Ford got his "Earth name". Despite being a Ford, the car was never manufactured or sold in the United States, but produced in Ireland, the UK, Malaysia and New Zealand, and sold in Europe, Asia and Australia between 1938 and 1959.

The car that Ford Prefect "introduces himself to" is actually a Ford Prefect, from whence Ford got his "Earth name". Despite being a Ford, the car was never manufactured or sold in the United States, but produced in Ireland, the UK, Malaysia and New Zealand, and sold in Europe, Asia and Australia between 1938 and 1959.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The registration of Arthur's caravan is T863 XT0.

The registration of Arthur's caravan is T863 XT0.

The registration of Arthur's caravan is T863 XT0.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen Fry, who inherited the role of the Guide from the late Peter Jones, was a close friend of the late Douglas Adams. They were also both graduates of Cambridge University, although Fry was five years younger.

Stephen Fry, who inherited the role of the Guide from the late Peter Jones, was a close friend of the late Douglas Adams. They were also both graduates of Cambridge University, although Fry was five years younger.

Stephen Fry, who inherited the role of the Guide from the late Peter Jones, was a close friend of the late Douglas Adams. They were also both graduates of Cambridge University, although Fry was five years younger.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

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Several minutes into the credits, a final Guide entry is shown. This is the "careless words/problem of scale" entry, well known to fans of other incarnations of the Guide.

Several minutes into the credits, a final Guide entry is shown. This is the "careless words/problem of scale" entry, well known to fans of other incarnations of the Guide.

Several minutes into the credits, a final Guide entry is shown. This is the "careless words/problem of scale" entry, well known to fans of other incarnations of the Guide.

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

History | 60 | Fact Set 7

264 BC

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire

History | 00 | Fact Set 8

1705 AD

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.

History | 40 | Fact Set 5

1648 AD

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

History | 2010s

Gambian presidential election, 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.

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History | 2010s

Argentine general election, 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of "Kirchnerism" in the country.

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History | 80 | Fact Set 11

1689 AD

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.

History | 60 | Fact Set 11

1968 AD

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.

History | 2010s

Abdication of Beatrix of the Netherlands

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country's first king in over a century.

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History | 00 | Fact Set 11

1909 AD

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.

History | 70 | Fact Set 5

1070 BC

The Kingdom of Kush in Nubia begins.

The Kingdom of Kush in Nubia begins.

The Kingdom of Kush in Nubia begins.

History | 80 | Fact Set 6

87 BC

Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars

Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars

Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars

History | 80 | Fact Set 9

1985 AD

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.

History | 60 | Fact Set 8

961 BC

David dies and his throne is replaced by his son Solomon.

David dies and his throne is replaced by his son Solomon.

David dies and his throne is replaced by his son Solomon.

History | 10 | Fact Set 8

814 AD

Arabs start using the Indian numerals 0 through 9.

Arabs start using the Indian numerals 0 through 9.

Arabs start using the Indian numerals 0 through 9.

Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.

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Predictions | 2030s

Predictions and Events for the 2030s

January 19, 2038 – 32-bit computer clocks overflow to represent the date as December 13, 1901.

January 19, 2038 – 32-bit computer clocks overflow to represent the date as December 13, 1901.

January 19, 2038 – 32-bit computer clocks overflow to represent the date as December 13, 1901.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

The Mars-Grunt sample return mission is proposed to launch in the mid-2020s.

The Mars-Grunt sample return mission is proposed to launch in the mid-2020s.

The Mars-Grunt sample return mission is proposed to launch in the mid-2020s.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

Assuming that the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation runs through a 70-year quasi-cycle (after peaks in 1880 and 1950), its current warm phase is likely to reach its peak.

Assuming that the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation runs through a 70-year quasi-cycle (after peaks in 1880 and 1950), its current warm phase is likely to reach its peak.

Assuming that the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation runs through a 70-year quasi-cycle (after peaks in 1880 and 1950), its current warm phase is likely to reach its peak.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.

Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.

Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

The ESA (Europe), CNSA (China), FKA (Russia), and ISRO (India) each plan to send a human mission to the Moon.

The ESA (Europe), CNSA (China), FKA (Russia), and ISRO (India) each plan to send a human mission to the Moon.

The ESA (Europe), CNSA (China), FKA (Russia), and ISRO (India) each plan to send a human mission to the Moon.

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Predictions | 2030s

Predictions and Events for the 2030s

Plans are under discussion for a human mission to Mars by the middle of the decade.

Plans are under discussion for a human mission to Mars by the middle of the decade.

Plans are under discussion for a human mission to Mars by the middle of the decade.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

In 2008, futurist Ray Kurzweil put 2029 as the year most likely for a breakthrough in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). He expects that around this time, computers will reach human intelligence levels, and shortly thereafter surpass the capabilities of the human brain.

In 2008, futurist Ray Kurzweil put 2029 as the year most likely for a breakthrough in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). He expects that around this time, computers will reach human intelligence levels, and shortly thereafter surpass the capabilities of the human brain.

In 2008, futurist Ray Kurzweil put 2029 as the year most likely for a breakthrough in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). He expects that around this time, computers will reach human intelligence levels, and shortly thereafter surpass the capabilities of the human brain.

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Predictions | 2030s

Predictions and Events for the 2030s

As of December 2009, the United States Census Bureau projects a world population of 8.4 billion by 2030.

As of December 2009, the United States Census Bureau projects a world population of 8.4 billion by 2030.

As of December 2009, the United States Census Bureau projects a world population of 8.4 billion by 2030.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

By 2022, India is projected to surpass China as the most populous country.

By 2022, India is projected to surpass China as the most populous country.

By 2022, India is projected to surpass China as the most populous country.

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Predictions | 2030s

Predictions and Events for the 2030s

Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey predicts there is a “50/50 chance” of significantly extending the healthy human lifespan by around the year 2036.

Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey predicts there is a “50/50 chance” of significantly extending the healthy human lifespan by around the year 2036.

Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey predicts there is a “50/50 chance” of significantly extending the healthy human lifespan by around the year 2036.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

The interaction of the three main decadal solar cycles suggests an upcoming reduction in solar activity, with a low-energy period centered on 2020. As suggested by John Maddox of Nature, this might mitigate the global warming trend (at least temporarily) in the 2010s and 2020s.

The interaction of the three main decadal solar cycles suggests an upcoming reduction in solar activity, with a low-energy period centered on 2020. As suggested by John Maddox of Nature, this might mitigate the global warming trend (at least temporarily) in the 2010s and 2020s.

The interaction of the three main decadal solar cycles suggests an upcoming reduction in solar activity, with a low-energy period centered on 2020. As suggested by John Maddox of Nature, this might mitigate the global warming trend (at least temporarily) in the 2010s and 2020s.

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Predictions | 2030s

Predictions and Events for the 2030s

French demographist Emmanuel Todd predicts the level of literacy amongst the world population to reach near 100% by 2030.

French demographist Emmanuel Todd predicts the level of literacy amongst the world population to reach near 100% by 2030.

French demographist Emmanuel Todd predicts the level of literacy amongst the world population to reach near 100% by 2030.

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Predictions | 2020s

Predictions and Events for the 2020s

According to a 2008 report released by the National Intelligence Council, the United States will experience the relative decline of its economic and military power, driven both by the rise of new behemoths such as China, India, and the EU and by domestic constraints on its global leadership.

According to a 2008 report released by the National Intelligence Council, the United States will experience the relative decline of its economic and military power, driven both by the rise of new behemoths such as China, India, and the EU and by domestic constraints on its global leadership.

According to a 2008 report released by the National Intelligence Council, the United States will experience the relative decline of its economic and military power, driven both by the rise of new behemoths such as China, India, and the EU and by domestic constraints on its global leadership.

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