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  1. The porn filter for the UK's Parliament had inadvertently blocked emails from Welsh constituents because it couldn't recognise the language

  2. Thor Christiansen, a Serial Killer who was only caught because his fifth would-be victim survived a shot to the head. She recognised him months later in a bar and reported him to police. Law enforcement then linked him with four other then-unsolved murders that had a similar MO.

  3. Stephen King was recognised by an Old Lady in a store who criticised him for writing scary stories. Saying She preferred uplifting stories like The Shawshank Redemption. Completely unaware it was based on his short story.

  4. A long-lost Rembrandt painting was found in a basement in New Jersey. It was initially valued by a local auction house at $800, who were unaware of its true value. But numerous art buffs recognised its true value, resulting in it selling for $870,000 ($1.1 million with the sale premium).

  5. There are 'super-recognisers'. These people are so good at remembering faces, even after a fleeting glance, that law enforcement employs them. They were responsible for identifying the two men who poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

  6. Lebanon made a massive bowl of hummus to get into the Guiness Book of World Records just so people around the world can recognise that hummus is from Lebanon

  7. A giant virus has been discovered with its own immune system. French scientists found these giant virus defence mechanisms work in a similar way to the CRISPR-Cas system, whereby the virus learns to recognise invaders, capture their genetic material and use this information to destroy them.

  8. In 1980's a family owned a ceramics factory in California. It was soon uncovered as an illegal creamatorium when a passerby recognised the smell of burning bodies from their time in Auschwitz.

  9. Gary Larson coined the term "Thagomizer" in one of his comics to describe the spikes on stegosaurus's tail, after the fate of a poor caveman named Thag. It is now a recognised scientific term in palaeontology, in tribute to Larson.

  10. The opposite of deja vu is 'jamais vu'. This happens when you experience something you recognise but feel extremely unfamiliar with. It can also happen when seeing a person you know or reading a word you've seen many times before

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Historically recognised planets (fixed again, and with pretty symbols)

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Deaths due to recognised terror attacks in Europe so far in 2017

What are some fun facts about recognise?

Harlon block, a marine who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, died a few days after the famous photo of the event was taken. He was misidentified for 2 years. However, his mother had immediately recognised him in it, saying “I’ve changed so many diapers on that boy’s butt, I know it’s my boy".

Cats can recognise their own name. But unlike dogs, they're just not as keen to show their owners what they've learned.

In 2015, musician Jennifer Lee (aka. TOKiMONSTA) contracted an extremely rare brain disease called Moyamoya. She lost her ability to understand and recognise human speech for months. During this time, she also lost her ability to understand music, calling it “metallic, harsh nonsense.”

Clive Wearing, an acclaimed musician who has serious amnesia after contracting herpes; he can't form memories longer than 30 seconds and always thinks he's just awoken from a coma. Despite this, he can recognise his wife and can still conduct an orchestra.

A sentry assigned to guard Napoleon's house in Austria did not recognise him and threatened to stab him with his bayonet. The next day, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by Napoleon for doing his job so well.

In 2012, a tourist in Iceland left her group to change her clothes. When she returned to the group, they did not recognise her. The group began searching for a missing person. She joined the search party for herself.

Sheared sheep don't recognise each other and fight for a few days to re-establish a hierarchy

A man was arrested for 'kidnapping' his own son, after neighbours didn't recognise him with his new beard

An ant mega-colony exists across 3 continents and is thought to contain billions of ants, all of which recognise each other to be from the same colony. The largest part of the colony is in Europe and is thought to spread 6,000km (3,700 miles) along the Mediterranean coast

The Catholic Church officially recognises that a photo of Mother Teresa cured a woman of cancer...a claim disputed by her doctor because the woman had been taking medicine and it wasn't even cancer

Pope Innocent waged a massacre against the Cathars, when asked how to tell Cathars from Catholics the papal legates reply was "Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own". - fact check

After the MOD decided not to recognise the 50th anniversary of the RAF. Flight Lieutenant Allan Pollock Flew his hawker hunter jet under Tower Bridge and around London without permission from the RAF or MOD to commemorate the occasion.

Crows recognise human faces and hold grudges against ones they don't like - fact check

Scotland Yard has a team of over 200 "Super Recognisers" who can remember 80% of faces they ever seen. The rest of us can do about 20%.

The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening made a deliberate attempt to follow in the footsteps of Walt Disney. Groening said "I made Bart like Mickey Mouse in the sense that he would always be recognisable in silhouette."

London's Abbey Road zebra crossing, made famous from the Beatles album cover, has been granted Grade II listing, meaning it is now recognised as nationally important and of special interest.

When the BBC tried to trademark the image of the TARDIS, the Metropolitan Police tried to stop them as it is a 'police' box. However the court ruled in favour of the BBC because it's more widely recognised as a time machine.

Milunka Savić was recognised as the most-decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare.

Albert Battel and Max Liedtke, German officers who threatened to shoot a group of SS attempting to execute Jews in Poland. They successfully rescued 100 Jews, and are among the few Wehrmacht members to be recognised as Righteous Among the Nations

Until 1735 no new metals had been discovered since prehistoric times; iron, copper, silver, gold, zinc, mercury, tin, lead & bismuth. When Georg Brandt recognised a tenth, Cobalt, he became the first ever known person to discover a metal. For thousands of years cobalt was mistaken for bismuth.

Ducklings have two sets of visual memory, able to recognise images in one eye that they don't recognise in the other. - fact check

Some plants are able to recognise their relatives and will warn their kin about potential threats, but won't warn plants they are not directly related to.

Psychologists recognise "the need for drama" (NFD) as a personality trait. High NFD individuals agree with statements like, "Sometimes it’s fun to get people riled up”.

In the UK during WWII, fish and chips were not subject to rationing because the government feared that any limit would damage morale. Winston Churchill recognised the crucial role of fish and chips, and referred to them as “good companions”.

The world's first programmers were women, a fact that took 50 years to be recognised.