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The Swaminarayan Sampraday has temples on five continents. Six temples that Swaminarayan built during his lifetime are considered to be the most important within the faith. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was the first temple Swaminarayan ever constructed.

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Nitrogen narcosis, a shift in consciousness experienced by deep divers in high-pressure water, produces a state similar to drunkenness. After descending 50–70 meters (165–230 feet), divers have reported feeling sleepy, confused, and have even experienced hallucinations.

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02/24/2017 at 16:27. Facebook
Frederick Ashton's first ballet, "A Tragedy of Fashion," was inspired by a chef who killed himself when his fish delivery was late.

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02/24/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
On this day in 1920: Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.

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02/24/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
Born this day in 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA: Steve Jobs, former chief executive of Apple. Did you know? Jobs was adopted at birth and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. He briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out, then decided to travel through India seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism.

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02/24/2017 at 09:32. Facebook
Queen Elizabeth II has owned over 30 corgis since she ascended the throne in 1952.

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On this day in 1607: "L'Orfeo" by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premiered in the Ducal Palace at Mantua.

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02/24/2017 at 04:16. Facebook
When the Spanish reintroduced the horse to the Americas beginning in the late 15th century, some horses escaped and formed feral herds. Isolated populations of feral horses occur in a number of places, including barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of North America from Sable Island off Nova Scotia, to the Cumberland Island, Georgia. Read more: [ Link ]
02/24/2017 at 03:46. Facebook
The legend of the green children of Woolpit involves a brother and sister who spoke in an unknown language and would only eat beans. After the girl learned to speak English, she explained that she and her brother had come from a subterranean world inhabited by green people. It is possibly either a folktale describing an imaginary extraterrestrial encounter, or it is a garbled account of a...
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The scythe was invented in about 500 BC. At first used mostly for mowing hay, it had replaced the sickle for reaping crops by the 16th century as the scythe was better ergonomically and consequently more efficient.

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On this day in 1987: Astronomers spotted Supernova 1987a, the nearest supernova in recent years, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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Surströmming is ordinarily eaten outdoors due to its strong and sometimes overwhelming odor. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly fermented fish dishes such as the Korean hongeohoe or Japanese kusaya.

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Astronomers have announced that the star TRAPPIST-1 an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. hosts seven exoplanets (artist's impression pictured), some orbiting in its habitable zone.

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On this day in 1886: Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work alongside his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.

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On "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, Ross dedicated an episode to Bill Alexander, explaining that "Bill taught me this fantastic [wet-on-wet] technique, and I feel as though he gave me a precious gift." As Ross's popularity grew their relationship became increasingly strained, as Alexander believed he invented the technique. "Wet-on-wet," or alla prima, actually originated in Flanders...
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02/22/2017 at 23:36. Facebook
The first person to isolate Vitamin E, Gladys Anderson Emerson, taught history before starting her career in biochemistry.

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02/22/2017 at 21:34. Facebook
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" – Last words of Sophie Scholl, 21, executed on this day in 1943 for protesting the Nazi government and Germany's role...
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02/22/2017 at 21:28. Facebook
Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica, walking along a "penguin highway", a path that joins the sea and their nesting area on a rocky outcrop. Find more work by Arturo de Frias Marques on Wikimedia Commons.
02/22/2017 at 19:35. Facebook
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Psychological studies of the effect of intention upon task completion by professors Peter Gollwitzer, Paschal Sheeran and Sheina Orbell indicate that there is some truth in the proverb.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions - Wikipedia
02/22/2017 at 17:42. Facebook
Recently, we upgraded our infrastructure to Node.js v6. Here's how we did it, and what we learned in the process.

Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings – Wikimedia Blog