Top 20 laanalech90 Highest Rated Reddit Posts of All Time

ELI5: The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar was all over the news 2 years, with the nation's leader/Noble Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing condoning the attacks. What is the current situation there with the Rohingya persecution/refugees?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Why did Russia decide in the late 1500's to attempt to conquer Siberia - an unimaginably large & frigid territory - which would increase the size of its kingdom by ~17x?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 15,842
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1131

TIL: In 1946, a Jewish group poisoned 3,000 loaves of bread with arsenic for 15,000 German POW's detained near Nuremberg- as partial retribution for the Holocaust. 2,283 soldiers eventually fell ill and up to 400 died from the poisoning.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 51
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Who decides to give a state more electoral college votes as its population increases? (And why does the electoral college event exist??)

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

Rare crusader era gold cache discovered in port of Caesarea

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 246
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 9

Treasure trove of gold coins dating back over 900 YEARS discovered in 'Hanukkah miracle'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Did George H.W. Bush ever express regret to the LGBT community that he failed to address the AIDS crisis, in which ~100,000 died during his presidency?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : history
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Did George H.W. Bush ever express regret to the LGBT community that he failed to address the AIDS crisis, in which ~100,000 died during his presidency?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 0
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 8

Did George H.W. Bush ever express regret to the LGBT community that he failed to address the AIDS crisis, in which ~100,000 died during his presidency?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Map of Uncontacted Tribes throughout the world

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : pics
Points : 4
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Does the president pardoning a turkey originate from guilt for the millions of turkeys killed each year? Or was there originally another reason for it?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Trump Administration Scaled Back FDA Regulations Six Months Before Fatal E. Coli Outbreak

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: When a fly is buzzing around your head - how can you actually get rid of it?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 9
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 16

When a fly is buzzing around your head - how can you actually get rid of it?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : LifeProTips
Points : 1
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Leaning Tower of Pisa 'now leaning less'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : nottheonion
Points : 41
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 8

Trump: I want great climate

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 3 weeks ago
Comments : 0

First Human Clinical Trial of HIV Drug Gammora: a Step Closer to a Potential Cure

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 6
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 4

Harvard Researchers: ‘Oumuamua Could Be an Alien Probe After All

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

Study: New HIV drug Gammora is 99 per cent effective

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

New HIV drug kills 99 per cent of virus during first human trial

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 32
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 6

TIL: As Dubrovnik is isolated from the rest of Croatia due to the 12 mile coastline of Bosnia & Herzegovnia, the Croatian government is simply building a bridge within the sea around their neighbor.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 19
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

Not only was Morocco the first country to formally recognize the United States, its sultan American merchant ships in the Mediterranean before the establishment of the US Navy.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

TIL: The short-lived Vermont Republic (1777-91) was the first country in North America to ban slavery

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 123
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why does a (nonelectric) train theoretically have to be on tracks?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 4
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 5

Jewish Yemenite refugees in a transit camp in central Israel in 1949 [800 x 570]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 33
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 7

TIL: A man has been in jail for over 17 years in Israel for not granting his wife a divorce.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 19
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 13

TIL: The majority of the population in China's largest region (spanning 1,700,000 km2) , Xinjiang, are Muslim.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 29
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 5

There is an ancient Roman landfill still present today in Rome (now simply appearing as a mountain). It's 115 ft high and contains approximately 53 million broken ceramic vases.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Living in New Delhi, India is thought to eliminate an average 6.3 years from the lives of its residents due to the intense air pollution.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 0

TIL: There is an ancient Roman landfill containing 580,000 m^3 of waste, still standing in Rome. Known as Monte Testaccio, it is the largest “spoil heap” ever found.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 1 month ago
Comments : 1

Wait for it...

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : pics
Points : 10
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Why is Qatar the only country in the world which financially supports Gaza?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 3
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 2

Most charitable nations (2017): Myanmar & Indonesia in 1st & 2nd, while China & Yemen came in 138th & 139th. Data is based on response for % of money donated, volunteering time, & helping strangers.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : dataisbeautiful
Points : 5
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 3

Most charitable nations (2017): based on response for % of money donated, volunteering time, & helping strangers.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : dataisbeautiful
Points : 1
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Why does having one additional chromosome result in highly similar facial features for those with down syndrome irregardless of race & ethnicity?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 293
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 93

ELI5: Why does having one additional chromosome result in highly similar facial features for those with down syndrome irregardless of race & ethnicity?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : u_laanalech90
Points : 1
Published : 2 months ago
Comments : 0

How did the Native Americans protect against/survive hurricanes in Florida pre-1700’s?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : history
Points : 1
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 1

End of the World fears: First red heifer 'born in Israel in 2,000 years fulfils prophecy'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 0

Northwestern PhD student killed by stray bullet 'within 4 hours of being in the city'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 84
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 42

ELI5: What is the actual difference in the body between someone who has a fast vs slow metabolism?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 7
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 8

Anne & Frank Bakery owner considers name change

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : nottheonion
Points : 27
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 13

The Jews of Tel Aviv celebrating their survival and the surrender of the Nazis, V Day - May 8, 1945 [520 x 520]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : OldSchoolCool
Points : 43
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 11

TIL: Stalin's eldest son, Yakov, was captured by the Nazi's during the Battle of Smolensk, in 1941. The Germans offered a prisoner exchange to obtain Field Marshall Friedrich Paulus from the Soviets for Yakov. Stalin turned down the offer saying"I will not trade a Marshal for a Lieutenant."

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 17
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 12

1970's: Iranian woman posing at the beach [655 x 430]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : OldSchoolCool
Points : 63
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 4

1970's: Iranian high school students studying together in Tehran [655 x 430]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : OldSchoolCool
Points : 105
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 20

TIL: During the 7th Crusade, Pope Innocent IV sent an envoy to Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire, to establish the Franco-Mogol alliance, to desperately provide support in the Holy Land. The Mongols would later send 60,000 soldiers to help the remaining Crusader force in 1304.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 54
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 7

TIL: The Crusaders didn't just attack Muslim cities (and Jewish towns) - they also sacked in 1204 the capital of the Byzantine Empire and the center of Christendom in the East: Constantinople

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 8
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 7

Intelligence Source: Mossad assassinated Syrian chemical weapons specialist

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 946
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 232

TIL: All of the genetic information (DNA) of the animals, plants, & bacteria that we eat eventually just becomes urine.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 50
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 8

TIL: Centuries before the start of the African slave trade, in 1306, the Christian Ethiopian king- Wedem Arad- sent an envoy of 30 ambassadors to Spain to negotiate an alliance against (mutual) Muslim kingdoms.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: For a short period in the 1820's, Mexico was geographically larger than the US.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 18
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 11

TIL: Hitler wasn't German, Stalin wasn't Russian, and Napoleon wasn't French. They were born in Austria, Georgia, and Corsica respectively. Napoleon, for instance, only learned French at age 10.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 116
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 20

Israeli Arab paraglides into Syria, joins ISIS

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : nottheonion
Points : 14
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 3

Paedophile family raped children for decades in worst case judge has seen in 50 years

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 0

MGM Resorts sues more than 1,000 victims of Las Vegas shooting

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: There's a parasite found in cat feces called T. gondii which can cause permanent personality changes in humans and is associated with higher rates of schizophrenia, suicide & other neurological conditions.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 585
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 89

TIL: The words "lollipop", "pal", & "nark" actually originate from the Romani (Gypsy) language.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 65
Published : 4 months ago
Comments : 7

TIL: The United Nation's (US lead) intervention in 1992-1993, during the Somali Civil War, to deliver humanitarian aide, is estimated to have saved up to 100,000 lives.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 71
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 3

Trump: 'You have to take the children away'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Considered one of the "most valuable" atomic spies - Klaus Fuchs worked on the Manhattan Project, and then provided intelligence first to the British (illegally in 1946), then to the Soviets (1947), and finally to the Chinese (1959). All three of these countries eventually obtained nukes.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 293
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 41

TIL: While most people associate the colonization of Africa to be with European powers - Oman colonized Zanzibar for nearly 200 years, eventually moving its own capital there in 1840 - to Stonetown - making it one of the wealthiest cities in East Africa.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 195
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 25

TIL: A survivor of the Pulaski steamship disaster, which occurred off the coast of NC on June 14, 1838, said that the boiler exploded at 11 PM that evening, killing most people onboard (including a US congressman). Yesterday, divers discovered this watch at the ship's wreckage, stuck at 11:05 PM.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : interestingasfuck
Points : 198
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 6

The ruins of Suakin Island in Sudan [1024 x 688]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : CityPorn
Points : 137
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 6

The ruins of Suakin Island in Sudan

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : CityPorn
Points : 1
Published : 5 months ago
Comments : 1

TIL: The only place in the world where you can buy Trump Vodka today is in Israel

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 6 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Only 91 of the 3,715 animals in the Berlin Zoo survived World War II. After the Soviet occupation of Berlin, most of these remaining animals were eaten by Red Army soldiers or simply "dissapeared".

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1,534
Published : 6 months ago
Comments : 150

Israel Launches Most Extensive Strike in Syria in Decades After Iranian Rocket Barrage

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: There is a fully intact Roman wine bottle sitting in Germany from the year 350 AD. It's fully drinkable but the Romans added a significant amount of thick olive oil as a preservative.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 2,739
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 135

Religion vs technology: 30 hurt as ultra-orthodox Jews in London throw cell phones into a bonfire as a rejection of secularism.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : gif
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

Religion & technology clash: 10 hurt in London as Ultra-Orthodox Jews throw cell phones into a bonfire as a rejection of secularism

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : gifs
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

TIL: In Nov 1938, 94% of Americans dissaproved of Hitler's treatment of Jews, but only 29% were in favor of allowing additional Jewish refugees to immigrate to the US. Even after the Holocaust, and the knowledge that 6 million Jews were murdered, only 30% still approved of Jewish immigration.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

John McCain's flight suit & parachute from the day he was in captured in Vietnam in 1967, and then spent 5.5 years as POW [1,536 × 2,048]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

Assad army bases attacked in northern Syria, 18 Iranians said killed

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 3
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

MORE ABOUT Syria Iran Israel Syria Army: 'Enemy' Missiles Strike Two Bases; Iranians Among Dozens Reportedly Killed

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

Tourist Dressed as Clown Detained in Tel Aviv for Alleged Attack on Girl

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

Dane in clown suit tries to grab 4-year-old girl in Jaffa

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

Trump comes under fire for saying the Paralympics were 'tough to watch'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

Trump: Paralympics Was ‘Tough to Watch’

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Around 100 years ago, one could board a train in London and arrive in Baghdad or even Cairo (and see the pyramids). Despite all the technical advances made in transportation, these routes are completely impossible today. [659 x 439]

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

Around 100 years ago, one could board a train in London and arrive in Baghdad or even Cairo (and see the pyramids). Despite all the technical advances made in transportation, these routes are completely impossible today.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

TIL: There are 30-40 million nomadic people in the world today. In Mongolia, 40% of the population is still nomadic.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 3,192
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 137

ELI5: Why are cities like Nagasaki & Hiroshima safe to live in today, despite having nuclear bombs dropped on them ~70 years ago? Their population returned to the pre-war level even 10 years after the bombs were dropped.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 1

Hamas engineer assassinated in Malaysia 'negotiated arms deals' with North Korea for Gaza - Israel News

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Despite Hebrew being the primary language which has connected Jews worldwide for the past ~2,000 years, there has been at least 27 other Jewish languages during this time.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 47
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 7

TIL: The largest French-speaking city in the world is no longer in France, but is Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 7 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: Sranan Tongo, which is the most commonly spoken language in Suriname, has only 343 words - the least of any language. English in comparison has 250,000 distinct words.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 14
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Are there real differences between Bahraini, Qatari, Emirati etc. cultures and that of Saudi Arabia?

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 6
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Why do people bother getting plastic surgery if it’s generally assumed to make the individual’s face seem less natural and typically more unattractive.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 0

ELIS: Why do people bother getting plastic surgery if it’s generally assumed to make the individual’s face seem less natural and usually more unattractive.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 1
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 0

Good thing I separated out the plastic

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : mildlyinfuriating
Points : 1,758
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 35

The ancient ziggurat of Dur-Karigalzu (in modern day Iraq), built in 1400 BC, photo taken in 1915 (510 x 632)

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 56
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 0

The ancient ziggurat of Dur-Karigalzu (in modern day Iraq), built in 1400 BC, photo taken in 1915 AD

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : HistoryPorn
Points : 1
Published : 8 months ago
Comments : 1

Florida lawmaker insults Parkland activists, saying 'adults make the laws'

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : news
Points : 1
Published : 9 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: TIL: 150 years before the storming of the American embassy in Tehran, thousands of Iranian protests attacked the Russian embassy in 1829 in which 37 diplomats were massacred.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 9 months ago
Comments : 0

TIL: 150 years before the storming of the American embassy in Tehran, thousands of Iranian protests attacked the Russian embassy in 1829 in which 37 diplomats were massacred.

Author : laanalech90
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 1
Published : 9 months ago
Comments : 0