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TIL there are more payday loan stores in the US than there are Starbucks or McDonald’s.
submitted 2 hours ago by theFriendlyDoomer from research.stlouisfed.org
TIL There is an inverse correlation between the amount of money spent on a wedding, and how long the marriage lasts. The more people spend on the ceremony, the more likely the couple will get divorced.
submitted 2 hours ago by theFriendlyDoomer from insider.com
TIL since it is forbidden for Jews to carry certain objects in public during Shabbat, many cities have installed lines in the air, enclosing the city, making the entire city count as private domain and thus making it allowed to carry among other things, house keys, tissues, medication, and babies.
submitted 5 hours ago by Jashfior from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that all Native American dog breeds were wiped out by Eurasian dogs after the arrival of European settlers. Despite thriving on the continent for thousands of years, no pre-contact breeds survive today.
submitted 2 days ago by aThievingStableboy from smithsonianmag.com
TIL that the longest known sniper kill occurred in 2017. A member of the Canadian special forces smoked an ISIS fighter at 3,871 yards, which is over 2 miles.
submitted 1 day ago by aThievingStableboy from nationalinterest.org
TIL that on pre-colonial Easter Island there existed a undeciphered system of writing or proto-writing, called Rongorongo, which would be one of few independent inventions of writing.
submitted 1 day ago by Jashfior from en.wikipedia.org
TIL American chickens can be processed in China, shipped back, and legally sold in the U.S. as American products
submitted 2 days ago by Saturday from thefactsource.com
TIL about the Falkland Islands wolf. It was the only native land mammal living on the islands, and it is not quite clear how it was able to get there from the mainland, 480 km away. It was hunted to extinction by sheep farmers in the 19th century.
submitted 2 days ago by Jashfior from en.wikipedia.org
TIL most men’s right testicle is slightly larger than the left, and tends to hang a little higher.
submitted 2 days ago by aThievingStableboy from healthline.com
TIL of Brandolini's Law, aka the "Bullshit Asymmetry Principle" which states, "The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it"
submitted 3 days ago by aThievingStableboy from en.wikipedia.org
TIL in 1980 a dingo ate the infant Azaria Chamberlain. Authorities thought the story was false and charged her parents with murder. The mother was demonized by several media outlets who spread false information pointing to her guilt. Yet, after years of legal battles both parents were acquitted.
submitted 1 day ago by aThievingStableboy from en.wikipedia.org
TIL That, in addition to head-coverings, followers of Sikhism must always carry a Kirpan (ceremonial dagger) as a symbol of their "spirituality and the constant struggle of good and morality over the forces of evil and injustice."
submitted 3 days ago by aThievingStableboy from sikhs.org
TIL that the small Pacific island nation of Nauru was once the richest country in the world thanks to phosphate mines, but as the phosphate was depleted it descended into poverty, reaching 90% unemployment.
submitted 3 days ago by Jashfior from telegraph.co.uk
TIL that you can't be denied access to any public business in California for lack of a face mask
submitted 2 days ago by discountmeat from youtube.com
TIL of Transnistria - a European country that doesn't officially exist. Internationally, it's recognized as part of Moldova, but is largely self-governing and considers itself independent.
TIL that after the invention of lightning rods in the 18th century, it became popular in France to wear lightning rods e.g. in your hat or umbrella.
submitted 4 days ago by Jashfior from en.wikipedia.org
All Dutch PMs since 1982 have attended the Bilderberg.
submitted 17 days ago by Robin from wikispooks.com
Windshield phenomenon. Are insects disappearing?
submitted 23 days ago by Canbot from en.wikipedia.org
Copper's Surprising Reaction to Strong Magnets | Force Field Motion Dampening (7:45) ~ NightHawkInLight, 2018-01-26 [Did any of you know about this?]
submitted 1 month ago by JasonCarswell from youtube.com
What the heck Electrostatic Cleaning is
submitted 1 month ago by rubberbiscuit from cleanlink.com
Helicopter Tree Sawing In The MD 500 (7:26) ~ Helicopter Online Ground School, 2015-08-17
TIL that aspirin might have increased mortality during the spanish flu
submitted 2 months ago by [deleted] from youtu.be
TIL In 1933 Asbestos companies settled claims about the damage of asbestos, they then funded the research so they could control it.
Today I learned about New Rave.
submitted 4 months ago by JasonCarswell from self.TIL
TIL about the "Davy Crockett" M-29 portable nuclear warhead mortar gun, made in the 1950s
submitted 5 months ago by magnora7 from en.wikipedia.org
TIL Scholars now think that human writing independently developed in at least five ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia/Sumer (between 3400 and 3100 BC), Egypt (around 3250 BC), China (2000 BC), Mesoamerica (by 650 BC), and Peru (by 200 CE)
TIL: Dogs dont want to be alone when they die, they're just scared and confused
submitted 6 months ago by Tiwaking from wagwalking.com
An Alabama store sells your unclaimed luggage
submitted 6 months ago by mikipika from unclaimedbaggage.com
TIL: The 4 richest banks in the world are all based in the same country, which surprised me.
submitted 6 months ago by Robin from en.wikipedia.org
Patented in 1857, the phonautograph was the earliest known device to record sound, but had no means of playback. The recordings were first converted back into sound in 2008.
TIL: At least two IMF directors have been convicted of financial crimes
submitted 6 months ago by Robin from self.TIL
Exclusive: Pentagon spent nearly $8 million to treat 1,500 transgender troops since 2016
submitted 8 months ago by Tom_Bombadil from usatoday.com
TIL an AI that tracks "hate speech" finds minorities to be the worst offenders.
submitted 8 months ago by Chipit from youtube.com
TIL: Sophia the AI robot was developed as a result of funding by Jeff Epstein. Wonder if he trained her?
submitted 8 months ago by Squizzel from twitter.com
TIL about the inspiration for "The green mile".
submitted 8 months ago by Mnemonic from imgur.com
TIL of the Great Male Renunciation
submitted 8 months ago by [deleted] from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that the late Philip Marshall has _two_ amazon author pages:
submitted 9 months ago by Robin from self.TIL
TIL about the Soucouyant, or Loogaroo. (I'm pretty sure that HRC is a loogaroo)
submitted 9 months ago by Tom_Bombadil from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that JFK Jr. died in a small plane crash in 1999.
TIL about the usage of the 'word' Texas.
submitted 10 months ago by Mnemonic from i.imgur.com
In February this year Wikipedia voted on whether to delete its entire article on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
submitted 10 months ago by Robin from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that Donald Rumsfeld was the 3rd Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. This office was created to fight the "War on Poverty". Obviously, he didn't win the war.
submitted 10 months ago by Tom_Bombadil from en.m.wikipedia.org
TIL about the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act. This April the UK Govt. claimed the right to jail its citizens for up to for 10 years if they enter a "designated area" abroad.
submitted 11 months ago by Robin from independent.co.uk
TIL that the WHO declared Ebola a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) 2 Weeks ago.
submitted 11 months ago by Robin from who.int
TIL about Child beauty pageants in France
submitted 11 months ago by Mnemonic from i.imgur.com
TIL about the World's littlest skyscraper
submitted 11 months ago by Mnemonic from en.m.wikipedia.org
TIL: that Scatman John had a stutter
submitted 11 months ago by Mnemonic from youtube.com
TIL about the Pfeilstorch (German for "arrow stork")
submitted 1 year ago by Mnemonic from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about Van Eck phreaking
TIL about: the Petroleum Warfare Department
TIL Hitler wanted to burn Paris to the ground but the order was disobeyed by General Dietrich von Choltitz who believed Hitler was mentally insane
submitted 1 year ago by useless_aether from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that we dont have just 5 senses, we have at least 14 of them.
submitted 1 year ago by Greedeater from science.howstuffworks.com
TIL that, on average, Mercury is closer to Earth than our next door neighbors of Venus and Mars
submitted 1 year ago by Starlight_Fire from physicstoday.scitation.org
TIL Orlando, home of Walt Disney World, ranks #2 on the list of cities with the highest rates of registered sex offenders.
submitted 1 year ago by useless_aether from i.imgur.com
There is a law in France that forces all supermarkets to give unsold food to the poor
submitted 1 year ago by useless_aether from i.redd.it
TIL that in 1946 John Boyd Orr, a Scottish scientist, proposed the creation of a World Food Board to repel world hunger and protect global peace. The proposal was rejected as UK and USA refused to support it. As he resigned from his role in the UN, he warned that “food is more than a commodity."
submitted 1 year ago by Orangutan from metode.org
TIL George, the last known Hawaiian snail of his kind, has died at age 14
submitted 1 year ago by Nechama from news.mongabay.com
TIL Instagram Communities May Be Promoting Eating Disorders
submitted 1 year ago by Nechama from hubpages.com
How One Genius Little Fish Convinces Sharks Not To Eat Them
submitted 1 year ago by useless_aether from thedodo.com
TIL: Neopets was run by Scientologists
submitted 1 year ago by Mnemonic from theoutline.com
TIL 'Hell' was created +- on May 27, 1962 underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States: The Centralia mine fire
Here are some interesting photos of Webb Hubble and Chelsea Clinton? There could be a resemblance.
submitted 1 year ago by Tom_Bombadil from duckduckgo.com
TIL that after the Taliban blew up two giant 4th-century Buddha statues, a network of caves were discovered which held ancient Buddhist paintings and another giant Buddha statue. This previously undiscovered statue was 62 ft tall, bigger than the two that were destroyed.
submitted 1 year ago by Orangutan from en.wikipedia.org
TIL to never give up on your dreams, when people tell you to stop: You just push harder and change your boxers. YOU CAN DO IT!
submitted 1 year ago by Mnemonic from instagram.com
TIL about Weeaboos. I also learned that there is an 8-step prevention/rehab WikiHow article: "How to Avoid Becoming a Weeaboo".
submitted 1 year ago by Tom_Bombadil from m.wikihow.com
TIL that it was/is Natural and not Nurturing
submitted 1 year ago by Mnemonic from youtube.com
TIL the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" was created as a counter argument to oppose teaching "Intelligent Design". Stating argued that intelligent design and his belief that "the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster" were equally valid.
submitted 1 year ago by Tom_Bombadil from en.wikipedia.org