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'Night Witches' 🧙♀️ were an all-female pilot regiment who flew under the cover of darkness in bare-bones plywood planes, bombing💣 Nazis during WWII. Their planes made whooshing sounds similar to a sweeping broom 🧹, leading to the Germans coining their nickname, Nachthexen AKA The Night Witches.
submitted 7 days ago by the-swerve-podcast from youtu.be
TIL Wiltold Pilecki voluntarily was captured by Nazi’s during WWII in order to infiltrate Auschwitz. Concentration camps were known, but the true atrocities were not. He collected intelligence under bad conditions. Then somehow escaped and reported his findings to Poland and subsequently the world.
submitted 1 month ago by the-swerve-podcast from youtu.be
TIL Simo Hayha was a fearless Finnish military sniper known as the “White Death” during the 1939-40 Winter War. Estimations vary, but Simo has been attributed between 300-800 kills while fighting in the harsh, frozen, Finnish territory. Shockingly, he never used a scope (wtf!) All kills = no scopes.
submitted 3 months ago by the-swerve-podcast from youtu.be
TIL After the collapse of ISIS in Syria, Turkey has been invading and taking territory in Northern Syria
submitted 7 months ago by magnora7 from en.wikipedia.org
TIL who Whoopi Goldberg's character on Star Trek TNG was named for
submitted 7 months ago by AmericanMuskrat from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that it is illegal to trade onion futures in the United States due to the 1958 Onion Futures Act, after two traders in 1955 purchased 98% of the onions in Chicago and subsequently crashed onion prices while holding short positions on onion futures.
TIL of Ken Allen, a Borneo orangutan in the San Diego Zoo who escaped his enclosure three times. He never acted aggressively towards anyone during his escapes, and generally wandered around the zoo looking at other animals.
submitted 11 months ago by Orangutan from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that squirrels plant thousands of trees per year simply by forgetting where they hid their nuts! — Steemit
submitted 1 year ago by iraelmossadreddit from steemit.com
TIL in Alabama they charged the wardens with enforcing all state game and fish laws. As incentive, the officers could keep a small portion of any fines collected from violators they caught.
submitted 1 year ago by iraelmossadreddit from alabamaliving.coop
Bad Packaging Causes Wrap Rage
submitted 1 year ago by ruperttaylor from soapboxie.com
Wikipedia has a "List of unusual deaths" that features a Bilderberger
submitted 1 year ago by Robin from en.wikipedia.org
Not eligible for release from prison because he's *not* a convicted criminal. WTF?
submitted 1 year ago by Robin from wikispooks.com
Sinking of the Oceanos Cruise Ship
submitted 1 year ago by ruperttaylor from owlcation.com
The New Supercontinent of Amasia
TIL How to attract attention in three seconds
submitted 1 year ago by Tiwaking from youtube.com
TIL that in 2003, two men flew a Boeing 727 away from an Angolan airport and it has never been seen since.
Me & My Sister were created to test a highly nuanced difference between ideologies...
submitted 2 years ago by nomorepeopleplz from self.TodayILearned
TIL the fedora was originally a woman's hat, m'lady
submitted 2 years ago by [deleted] from historyofhats.net
Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement.
submitted 2 years ago by Robin from missingkids.org
30 Quotes Guaranteed To Make You Fall In Love With Lifelong Learning
submitted 2 years ago by prakhar from designepiclife.com
300+ Best Educational Websites: The Ultimate Collection (2019)
Why Being A Lifelong Learner May Fail You (Lifelong Learning Mistake)
13 Learning Methods To Learn Smarter And Grow Faster (Active Vs Passive Learning)
TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW
submitted 2 years ago by sawboss from self.TodayILearned
How To Educate Yourself: Get The Most Out Of Reading In Less Time
After 15-20 years with Bittersweet Seeds as title of my epic story, I'd never looked it up. Today I learned that "bittersweet" is a pinkish-orange colour (#FE6F5E), the name of a plant of a similar hue, _Celastrus orbiculatus_, a family of clams, and nightshade.
submitted 2 years ago by JasonCarswell from en.wiktionary.org
How To Create Your Personal Development Plan In 5 Steps To Maximize Your Potential
10 Common Carcinogens You Should Know About
submitted 2 years ago by EndlessSunflowers from webmd.com
TIL the board game "Snakes and Ladders" or "Chutes and Ladders" was invented in the 2nd Century in India
submitted 2 years ago by magnora7 from en.wikipedia.org
After cultivating a 3.5 million-year-old strain of bacteria found in Siberian permafrost, a scientist then injected himself with it for no real reason
submitted 2 years ago by chainsaw-subliminals from archive.ph
30 Life Changing Books Recommended By 647 Successful People
Seattle is Dying [sawboss warning: This is a propaganda piece]
submitted 2 years ago by sawboss from youtube.com
How "America's First Drug Czar" Waged War Against Billie Holiday and Other Jazz Legends
submitted 2 years ago by sawboss from openculture.com
How To Find Yourself And Build Limitless Confidence In Yourself
How To Stop Wasting Time Immediately And Do What Truly Matters
How To Develop The Self-Awareness Skill (Top Benefits & Dumb Mistakes)
TIL of sick building syndrome
submitted 2 years ago by StalwartJames from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about /s/TIL
submitted 2 years ago by StalwartJames from saidit.net
TIL that when cable was introduced it was advertised as having no commercials due to being a paying service.
submitted 2 years ago by StalwartJames from nytimes.com
TIL the massive importance of netiquette.
submitted 2 years ago by StalwartJames from auburn.edu
Good Life Quotes: Top 10 Quotes For Living A Good Life
10 Stages Of Creating Masterpieces In Your Crowded Field
Today I learned that mollusks are the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all named marine organisms, including 85,000 species. Clams, mussels, snails, squid, and octopuses are all mollusks.
TIL The Great Salt Lake is half blue/green/ half red/pink
submitted 3 years ago by Nechama from deseretnews.com
TIL that I am a Cysmale.
submitted 3 years ago by Tom_Bombadil from youtu.be
How To Love Your Job Even When You Hate Your Job | Design Epic Life
submitted 3 years ago by prakhar from designepiclife.com