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25 June 2019

Albert Einstein was married to Mileva Marić between 1903 and 1919. They had three children, Lieserl (born 1902), Hans Albert (born 1904) and Eduard (born 1910). He married Elsa Löwenthal in 1919 and they lived together until her death in 1936.[1][2]

24 June 2019

The world's longest commercial flight left Singapore heading to New York, and was scheduled to cover more than 15,000km in almost 19 hours.[3]

23 June 2019

The blue whale possesses the largest tongue of any animal. The tongue of an average-sized adult blue whale weighs about 3 tons.[4]

22 June 2019

The oldest known living terrestrial animal in the world is a tortoise called Jonathan, who lives in Seychelles and was born sometime in 1832, making him at least 186−187 years old.[5][6]

21 June 2019

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps an astonishing 22 hours a day at max.[7][8]

20 June 2019

According to the World Health Organization[9] , Japan has the longest life expectancy at 83.7 years, and Sierra Leone has the lowest life expectancy at just 50.1 years.

19 June 2019

It was previously believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes, since some zebras have white underbellies. Embryological evidence, however, shows that the animal's background colour is black and the white stripes and bellies are additions.[10] It is likely that the stripes are caused by a combination of factors.[11][12][13]

18 June 2019

Racecar spelled backwards is racecar. Try spelling it yourself.[14]

17 June 2019

Sources

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  2. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1921/einstein/questions-and-answers/
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45795573
  4. https://www.reference.com/pets-animals/animal-longest-tongue-a80b7ffdb7f9457b
  5. Kettle, Sally (13 March 2014). "Meet Jonathan, St Helena's 182-year-old giant tortoise". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  6. https://www.foxnews.com/science/the-fascinating-sex-life-of-jonathan-the-185-year-old-giant-tortoise
  7. "About the koala". National Geographic. 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  8. https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/frequently-asked-questions
  9. "World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs Annex B: tables of health statistics by country, WHO region and globally". World Health Organization. 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  10. Prothero D.R.; Schoch R. M. (2003). Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0801871351. 
  11. Gill, Victoria (2012-02-09). "Zebra stripes evolved to keep biting flies at bay". BBC News. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09.
  12. Howard, Jacqueline (2015-01-15). "Scientists Offer Cool New Theory About Zebra Stripes". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  13. Morell, Virginia (2015-01-13). "A new explanation for zebra stripes". Science. Archived from the original on 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  14. Oxford Dictionary
  15. "mehr als 20.000 Folgen" (German) according to fernsehserien.de. Archived 19 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine