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TIL in 2015 a Chinese woman was stopped at an airport in Beijing for having a bottle of Cognac in her carry-on. Instead of handing it over to airport security, she chugged the entire bottle on the spot before taking her plane.

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TIL There are three types of dashes. A hyphen (-) connects compound works, like Anglo-Saxon. The En-Dash (–) is used when showing a type of distance or range, like Mon–Fri. The Em-Dash (—) is used to add a thought into a sentence, like "I memorized the state capitals — all fifty of them."

Author : deep_sea2
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Points : 7,949
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 264

TIL The ancient Romans in Pompeii had "nearly perfect teeth" because of the lack of refined sugar in their Mediterranean diets.

Author : homesickalien
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Points : 3,510
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 168

TIL Robert Lane named his sons Winner and Loser. Winner Lane became a small-time crook, racking up over 30 arrests and a stint in state prison, while Loser Lane was a star student and athlete, who became a police detective in New York City.

Author : ralphbernardo
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Points : 15,006
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 293

TIL Switzerland accidentally invaded Liechtenstein in 2007 when 170 Swiss soldiers got lost in the rain. The Lichtenstein government accepted a Swiss apology, saying that "it has happened before" and "nobody really realised it"

Author : Danyo-
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Points : 21,281
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 544

TIL: “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos” sent multiple kids to the ER worried about blood in their stool, but actually it was just the red food dye changing the color because of the amount they ate.

Author : pt8rsalad
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Points : 2,454
Published : 45 minutes ago
Comments : 208

TIL out of the 3 volunteers who went in 1986 on a suicide mission to open the valves of the pool at the Chernobyl plant 2 are actually still alive

Author : clovis06
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Points : 49,445
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 1320

TIL A supermarket chain in the Netherlands has a policy that if all queues have 4 people in them and not all checkout lanes are open yet, then you get your groceries for free.

Author : EddieisKing
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Points : 914
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 57

TIL that the busiest day Dominos Pizza ever had wasn't thanks to a Super Bowl but the O.J. Simpson Bronco Chase

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Points : 669
Published : 4 hours ago
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TIL In December 1969, a Korean Air Lines plane was hijacked by a North Korean agent soon after taking off from Gangneung.The pilot was forced to fly to and land in North Korea. The crew, aircraft, and seven of the passengers have yet to be returned.

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Points : 4,818
Published : 5 hours ago
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TIL the Church of Satan is headquartered in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York.

Author : pyrobove
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Points : 804
Published : 3 hours ago
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TIL that "Dumpster" is actually a brand name and that the generic name for the waste container is "skip" or "skip bin"

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Points : 42,379
Published : 9 hours ago
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TIL Robert Rodriguez and John Malkovich made a film that will not come out until 97 years from now. The film is being kept in a high-tech safe behind bulletproof glass that will open automatically on 18 November 2115, the day of the film's premiere.

Author : Flip__Side
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Points : 2,409
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 219

TIL Angkor Wat actually used a much greater amount of stone than every one of the Egyptian pyramids combined. On top of that, if also occupied a surface area greater than Paris in its entirety

Author : vrphotosguy55
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Points : 1,663
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 60

TIL Dr. George Archibald spent 3 years with a highly endangered whooping crane named Tex, acting as a male crane – walking, calling, dancing – to shift her into reproductive condition. Through his dedication and the use of artificial insemination, Tex eventually laid a fertile egg.

Author : Diazepam
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Points : 556
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 19

Til the American Government tried to instill the values of home ownership in the American people with federal programs in 1917 to prevent the rise of communism as they believed people who owned their own homes had a stake in the capitalist system.

Author : be_more_bmore
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Points : 374
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 69

TIL that in 2013, Margit Arrobio bought a Powerball ticket for a $360 million jackpot that matched all winning numbers. The next day, she saw the media report that nobody had won, so she called the store that sold her the ticket and found out she bought it an hour after the numbers were drawn.

Author : Linear_Duck
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Points : 3,885
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 150

TIL a casino was hacked into by exploiting a smart fish tank that was connected to the internet

Author : pikindaguy
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Points : 1,282
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 55

TIL the word “spam” used in reference to e-communications (commonly emails) comes from a 1972 Monty Python sketch in which two customers are lowered into a restaurant and everything on the menu contains spam. The connection is that no matter want you want, you can’t get away from the unwanted spam.

Author : readitt_prime
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Points : 1,371
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 64

Today I Learned that due to the popularity of the song “Hey Ya” by OutKast, specifically the line “shake it like a Polaroid picture,” the Polaroid company had to issue a statement informing consumers that shaking the Polaroid picture will not assist in developing the photo and can actually ruin it.

Author : dupecheck
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Points : 1,487
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 63

TIL Bolivia became landlocked in 1904 after losing the War of the Pacific. However, the country still observes the Day of the Sea, "where politicians give speeches and people listen to the recorded sound of seagulls."

Author : woeful_haichi
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Points : 3,161
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 146

TIL of the United Flight 811 disaster; a jumbo jet's cargo door blew out, tearing a hole dozens of feet wide in the plane's body, killing nine people, and destroying two engines with debris. Despite the heavy damage, the plane kept flying and the crew landed safely, saving 346 people.

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Points : 856
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 65

TIL that happy employees are 31% more productive, lead to 37% more sales, and have 3 times the creativity.

Author : whatabigfork
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Points : 164
Published : 4 hours ago
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TIL the female backing singer during Elvis's infamous "laughing" version of Lonesome Tonight, who keeps singing as Elvis struggles to regain his composure because of it, was Cissa Houston, Whitney Houston's mother

Author : GroovingPict
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Points : 244
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

TIL that when the Declaration of Independence was being drafted, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the word "sacred" be replaced with "self-evident" because he believed that the nation should be founded on reason, not faith.

Author : EddieisKing
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Points : 52,114
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 1415

TIL Liechtenstein gives away free beer to anyone who shows up on their national holiday, Staatsfeiertag.

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Points : 150
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 12

TIL Indian businessman/billionaire Mukesh Ambani has invested $31 Billion to improve India's mobile and internet infrastructures since 2011, when his daughter, who was back home from Yale for holiday and tried to submit her coursework, told him that "the internet in our house sucks".

Author : EnoughPM2020
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Points : 52,954
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 2561

TIL that kids who Trick or Treat past the age of 12 in the city of Chesapeake, VA can be fined up to $100 and/or jailed for up to 6 months.

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Points : 256
Published : 8 minutes ago
Comments : 65

TIL During WWII, the British housed captured Nazi generals in country estates which were secretly bugged. They were invited to garden parties, lunches at the Strand in central London and were each given servants. It was so extravagant that an outraged Churchill ordered the "pampering" to stop

Author : Danyo-
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Points : 565
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 29

TIL When Leland Stanford set aside the acreage of his horse farm on the southernmost tip of San Francisco Bay to found Stanford University, he stipulated that the land could never be sold. Stanford's 8,180-acre campus is the largest in the nation

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Points : 162
Published : 1 hour ago
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TIL: In 1795, a French cavalry unit surrounded the Dutch navy, which was blocked in by ice near Texel Island. The cavalry commander demanded and received the navy's surrender. This was not only a rare bloodless defeat but a rare defeat of a navy by cavalry.

Author : afeeney
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Points : 200
Published : 14 minutes ago
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TIL extermination camp Treblinka II was disguised as a transit camp for deportations further east, complete with made-up train schedules, a fake train-station clock with hands painted on it, names of destinations and a fake ticket window.

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Points : 784
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 84

TIL that in 1972, the year before the FAA began requiring passenger/baggage searches, there were 31 airplane hijackings in the U.S.

Author : chaclon
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Points : 918
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 134

TIL the world's foremost expert on ants chose to study ants because when he begun his entomology career in 1947, insect pins were hard to come by due to WWII metal shortages. Unlike other insects, ants are stored in vials, not pinned.

Author : ZapMonogan
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Points : 11,758
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 187

TIL North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il reportedly spent $700,000 a year on Hennessy cognac

Author : aqai
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Points : 214
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 24

TIL in 1987, only 50% of the population of the US was covered by 911.

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Points : 108
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 17

TIL that NPR created a 13-episode audio drama of A New Hope which starred Mark Hamill and is believed to have increased a then-struggling NPR's listenership by 40%.

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Points : 65
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 9

TIL Hawaii's King Kamehameha II (1819-24) was heavily influenced by Christian Missionaries. He ended the ancient religious laws, disbanded Hawaiian priests and destroyed temples. However he never converted to Christianity because he refused to give up his five wives, especially his half-sister.

Author : shaka_sulu
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Points : 60
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 11

TIL that scientists have a method of growing tomatoes and fish together in a sustainable way in glasshouses using hydroponics and aquacultures. The tomatoes are called fish tomatoes, and the project was named Tomatofish.

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Points : 88
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 12

TIL JK Rowling initially allowed the American version of Harry Potter to say "mom". She later regretted this change, and all future editions of Harry Potter used the original British words instead. A lot of other words were also 'lost in translation' e.g. crumpet became muffin.

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Points : 71
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 50

TIL that there is a font that helps you memorize things better by tricking your brain.

Author : purplprism
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Points : 33
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 3

Til in 1987 a North Korean spy blew up a plane,killing 115 people. She was sentenced to death, then pardoned, and finally married one of her interrogators—they now have two children together.

Author : be_more_bmore
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Points : 35
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 5

TIL: The burning cross of the KKK originally came from the Scottish burning cross that signaled the clans to gather for war.

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Points : 166
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 9

TIL about the hidden Beijing Underground City a 35 sq mile cold war era bomb shelter designed to hold 6mil people

Author : humans4humans
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Points : 270
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 9

TIL that Heinrich Himmler was fascinated by mysticism and the occult, believing the SS to be an "order" similar to the Teutonic Knights

Author : Ravernstal
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Points : 114
Published : 58 minutes ago
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TIL The last US combat vet of WWII retired from active duty ... in December, 1999.

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Points : 124
Published : 1 hour ago
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TIL There was a Communist uprising in Nepal that lead to the Nepalese Civil War, which lasted 10 years.

Author : 2-5SFGA
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Points : 48
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 0

TIL Jordan Peele was initially offered the role of the Poop emoji in The Emoji Movie, ultimately leading him to take a voluntary retirement from acting. The part subsequently went to Sir Patrick Stewart.

Author : 83hardik
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Points : 1,319
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 150

TIL there are seven people who hold the keys to the worldwide internet security and they meet 4 times a year

Author : peejr
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Points : 1,023
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 94

Today I learned the name "IKEA" is actually an acronym that stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. Ingvar Kamprad is the founder's name while Elmytrad is his farm name and Agunnaryd is his hometown.

Author : Poes_Ting
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Points : 235
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 14

TIL Griselda Blanco once had a shootout and succeeded in killing her ex alongside his six bodyguards.

Author : PotatoAvenger
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Points : 131
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 12

TIL The steel from WWII battleships was used for the hugely thick walls needed in Fundamental Particle experiments – in part because it was cheap or free, and in part because it was less radioactive than later steel. Steel from the USS Missouri was used in Lederman’s Muon-Neutrino Nobel discovery.

Author : whatatwit
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Points : 134
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 3

TIL that one of the Jin Dyansty Emperors was so disastrous that after being assassinated, he was posthumously demoted to a prince, and later demoted to a commoner

Author : zachar3
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Points : 347
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 16

TIL that thermometers were 1 foot long, took 20 minutes to work and were REJECTED by 50% of doctors when first introduced in the 1700's by doctors that insisted their touch was more accurate in detecting fevers

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Points : 25
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 7

TIL singer of metal band Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil, was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was out getting booze after partying for hours and lost control of a car which resulted in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle and 2 people suffered brain damage. Neil got out in 15 days for good behavior.

Author : alexjean
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Points : 186
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 24

TIL Chuck Yeager went on a Twitter tirade against the UK. Called the country 'ungrateful', 'arrogant' and 'nasty' demanded British people to say 'thank you'. Jeremy Clarkson called Chuck Yeager the biggest wanker he has ever met.

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Points : 33
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 19

TIL in 1988, TACA flight 110 suffered a dual engine flameout during a thunderstorm. The pilot (who had lost an eye in a crossfire) managed to land the plane on a levee with only 1 minor injury. The plane was in such a good shape it was flown straight off the levee for repairs and returned to service

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Points : 32
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 2

TIL every year divers replace the White Ensign on the wreck of HMS Royal Oak

Author : nick9000
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Points : 352
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 13

TIL there is approximately 1 vending machine per every 23 people in Japan, the highest density in the World.

Author : RedditKon
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Points : 52
Published : 44 minutes ago
Comments : 5

TIL that in 1948 a man became fatally stuck underneath his tractor, and used his pocketknife to scratch the words "In case I die in this mess, I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris" into the fender. His scratching constituted a valid will.

Author : jfrizz
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Points : 25,019
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 574

TIL after Columbine, Marilyn Manson wrote an article condemning the media’s coverage of the event. In it he writes, “the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes. They just created two new ones... Don’t be surprised if every kid who gets pushed around has two new idols.”

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Points : 97,094
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3455

TIL that biologists sort all animal species into 33 groups called phyla. More than half of them consist of some kind of worms. Mammals, birds, reptiles and fish are all in one phylum together.

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Points : 100
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 25

TIL Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the first electric vibrator. Often called Granville's Hammer.

Author : ThatCoconut
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Points : 39
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 8

TIL that vanloads of Amish people travel from as far away as Delaware and New York to rural South Dakota for treatments at the renowned Ortman Chiropractic Clinic.

Author : taksark
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Points : 42
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 2

TIL that the British missile defense system is actually named Skynet

Author : thunderkhok
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Points : 97
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 18

TIL that on a small field outside of the town of Cromwell in the South Island of New Zealand is a beetle called the Cromwell Chafer (Prodontria lewisi). The beetle is found nowhere else on the planet. The entire species can be found on a 81 hectare nature reserve.

Author : lord-neptune
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Points : 398
Published : 12 hours ago
Comments : 20

TIL, according to Italian scientists, chickens can do basic arithmetic, so if you shuffle five items in a game, they mentally keep track of additions and subtractions and choose the area with the higher number of items.

Author : HanabinoOto
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Points : 90
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 10

TIL In France, a chemist named Pilatre de Rozier tested the flammability of hydrogen by gulping a mouthful and blowing across an open flame, proving at a stroke that hydrogen is indeed explosively combustible and that "eyebrows are not necessarily a permanent feature of one’s face".

Author : Priamosish
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Points : 19,299
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 179

TIL after the infamous "Malice at the Palace" the NBA suspended nine players for a total of 146 games, which led to $11 million in salary being lost by the players. The fight also led the NBA to increase security between players and fans, and to limit the sale of alcohol in games.

Author : EddieisKing
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Points : 12
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 2

TIL There is a commercial and nightlife district in Nanjing called "1912", the year the Republic of China was established. Major foreign chains like Starbucks and KFC have set up shop in historic, brick Republican-era buildings next to the Presidential Palace

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Points : 34
Published : 14 minutes ago
Comments : 3

TIL that Saint Lawrence was executed by being burned alive on a giant gridiron. After being burned for some time, he said "I'm well done on this side. Turn me over!" He is the patron saint of cooks and comedians.

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Points : 2,929
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 152

TIL an average Artic tern, the world's most migratory bird, will travel the equivalent of a roundtrip from Earth to the Moon over 3 times during its lifetime.

Author : ImSam82
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Points : 276
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 6

TIL Kings Harold II Godwinson of England and Sweyn II Estridsen of Denmark had the same grandfather, Thorgil Sprakling. Many people during the medieval era believed that Thorgil Sprakling was fathered by a bear.

Author : Fart_Gas
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Points : 14
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 1

TIL Billy Reddon who played the Banjo Boy in Deliverance can't play the banjo and had a banjo player hidden behind him to provide the arms.

Author : T_O_G_G_Z
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Points : 32
Published : 19 minutes ago
Comments : 2

TIL there is giant, hot pink slug. It is only found in a single, isolated forest on an extinct volcano in Australia.

Author : ibarabi
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Points : 1,136
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 57

TIL in 1657 an English widow sued a sea captain for claiming he saw her husband running into Hell. The captain was on the island of Stromboli and saw him being chased by a man in black up and into the mouth of a volcano. The widow sued for slander, but lost because 30 witnesses backed the captain.

Author : trostlerp
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Points : 93
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 2

TIL that Bob Marley was mixed race, and his father, Narvel , was a white Jamaican of English heritage.

Author : mafyoo
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Points : 57
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 10

TIL that during the Great Depression, companies would print colorful patterns onto flour sacks so that women can make dresses out of them

Author : xAmazingRedx
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Points : 441
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 32

TIL Harrison Schmitt was the first professional scientist on the Moon. He earned his doctorate at Harvard with a 1963 thesis entitled “Petrology and Structure of the Eiksundsdal Eclogite Complex, Hareidland, Sunnmore, Norway.”

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Points : 30
Published : 30 minutes ago
Comments : 4

TIL Michael Asher made the first known crossing of the Sahara desert from west to east, by camel and on foot, covering a distance of 4,500 miles from Nouakchott, Mauretania, to Abu Simbel, Egypt.

Author : Ghiveta
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Points : 36
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 5

TIL the Tudors originated from Wales

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Points : 28
Published : 12 minutes ago
Comments : 4

TIL When Mare Moscoviense was discovered by the Luna 3, and the name was proposed by the Soviet Union, it was only accepted by the International Astronomical Union with the justification that Moscow is the state of mind.

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Points : 11
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Bob marley was buried with a guitar, a joint and a bible.

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Points : 299
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 45

TIL that Air Force One has 1 more takeoff than landing because President Nixon was aboard when his resignation letter was released by Secretary of State Kissinger. The pilot called to change the call sign to SAM 27000 mid-flight over Missouri.

Author : derekjadams
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Points : 3,135
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 152

TIL that the last thylacine died in 1936, and, due to the fact that the zoo expected to find a replacement, they did not bother to keep records of the animal. In fact, its gender was only determined in 2011 by a team of researchers looking frame-by-frame at a video of it.

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Points : 769
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 67

TIL Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, the Bush family, FDR, Alan Shepard (1st American in space), and Alec Baldwin are all DIRECT descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims!

Author : birdlawyer85
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Points : 156
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 41

TIL between 1944 and 1945, Admiral William Halsey led his Third Fleet straight into two major typhoons in the Pacific, resulting in 33 destroyers damaged, 221 aircrafts destroyed, and 796 lives lost.

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Points : 94
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 17

TIL that Danny McBride of "Eastbound & Down" and "Vice Principals" Co-wrote and Executive Produced the new "Halloween" Movie

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Points : 13
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 1

TIL that London hasn't always been the capital of England, Coventry has on more than one occasion.

Author : mafyoo
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Points : 57
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 7

TIL: The tune to "God Save the King" was used for the national anthem of Hawaii, Prussia, Bavaria, Switzerland, Siam, Greece, and Norway, at various times in their histories, as well as England and the British Empire.

Author : afeeney
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Points : 42
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 8

TIL A Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) is an artistic reminder of the universality of death. It usually conjures up popes, emperors, kings, children and labourers. "Emperor, your sword won't help you out; Sceptre and crown are worthless here; I've taken you by the hand; For you must come to my dance"

Author : amansaggu26
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Points : 49
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 6

TIL adultery was a crime in South Korea until as recently as 2015 with violators subject to 2 years in prison

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Points : 54
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 11

TIL that the original Michael Myers (aka The Shape) mask in the horror movie Halloween was a Captain Kirk mask.

Author : palebot
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Points : 4
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 1

TIL Argentina once had 5 Presidents in 2 weeks.

Author : WetzPussyy
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Points : 4
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 1

TIL the fire in Jharia's coal fields has been burning for 100 years now.

Author : 93arkhanov93
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Points : 104
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 14

TIL mainland USA was bombed by a Japanese plane launched from a submarine (WW2)

Author : Alex_cider
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Points : 62
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 5

TIL the upside down cross is actually a symbol in Christianity, the Cross of St Peter.

Author : cRaZyFaTnInJa
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Points : 82
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 13

TIL Are You Afraid of the Dark? was nominated for a NAACP award because it featured such a diverse cast. Nickelodeon turned away kids for the show that were "too Disney." Creator D.J. MacHale described "too Disney" as "apple pie, freckles, cute, over-the-top acting."

Author : murdo1tj
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Points : 18,734
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 829

TIL In October, the community of Bécancour, Quebec, hollow out their largest pumpkins and carve them into boats for the annual regata on the Bécancour River, known as Potirothon.

Author : impurezinc
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Points : 29
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 0

TIL in 2013, a study found fluoridation of water to be not only hazardous but also stated, "For all who object, the policy evades human decency."

Author : hopagopa
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Points : 3
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 2