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The name-letter effect is the tendency of people to prefer the letters in their name over other letters in the alphabet. Discovered in 1985 by the Belgian psychologist Jozef Nuttin, the effect has…

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Rare Replay is a compilation of 30 video games by developer Rare and its predecessor, Ultimate Play the Game, released on August 4, 2015. The emulated games span 30 years and multiple genres and…

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William Cooley (1783–1863) was one of the first American settlers in what is now Broward County, in the US state of Florida. Born in Maryland, he arrived in East Florida as part of a military…

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A carp, an example of a teleost
The teleosts (from Greek for “complete bone”) are an infraclass of ray-finned fishes that arose in the Triassic period. Making up 96 percent of all known fish…

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Peter Maxwell Evans (born 1 August 1961) is a former breaststroke swimmer for Australia who won four Olympic medals in the 1980s. After training in the UK under David Haller, he returned to Australia…

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July 31 Wikipedia featured article

Gubby Allen (1902–1989) was a cricketer who captained England in eleven Test matches. Born in Sydney, Australia, on 31 July 1902, his family moved to London when he was six. In first-class matches,…

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July 30 Wikipedia featured article

Giganotosaurus (“giant southern lizard”) is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, around 99.6 to 97 million years ago. It was one of the largest known terrestrial…

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July 29 Wikipedia featured article

Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Born on 29 July 1898 into a traditional Jewish family in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, Rabi came to the United…

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July 28 Wikipedia featured article

The ship that became the Yugoslav monitor Sava began as SMS Bodrog, a river monitor built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy. She and two other monitors fired the first shots of World War I on the night…

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July 27 Wikipedia featured article

The Roosevelt dime is the current ten-cent piece of the United States, displaying President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse. Authorized soon after his death in 1945, it has been produced by the…

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July 26 Wikipedia featured article

Calvatia sculpta, commonly known as the sculpted puffball, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. Up to 8 to 15 cm (3.1 to 5.9 in) tall by 8 to 10 cm (3.1 to…

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July 25 Wikipedia featured article

Lars Ulrich, drummer and co-founder of Metallica

Kill ‘Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label…

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