by Diana Filer
- Josef Haydn composed the music for Deutschland Uber Alles.
- Simon Peter was the apostle who was brother of St Andrew.
- The pando, an underground-connected clonal colony of quaking aspen trees, is widely held to be the world’s largest organism, with one gigantic root system. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure composed completely of living organisms.
- YVR, Vancouver International airport, has for the 9th straight year been named the top airport in North America, according to an independent customer survey.
- Czechia is the official English short name for the Czech Republic, specified by their government.