TIL that the Madagascar Sign Language is derived from the Norwegian Sign Language, since the education for deaf in the country was established by Norwegian missionaries.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from repository.tufs.ac.jp
TIL that at a library in Anchorage, Alaska you can borrow taxidermy animals.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from atlasobscura.com
A kitten with curly fur
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/Aww from imgur.com
A launch loop is a proposed system to launch objects into space without rockets. It consists of a moving cable-like system situated inside a sheath attached to the Earth at two ends and suspended above the atmosphere in the middle. It would be around 2000 km long and reach 80 km up.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/space from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that the rarest naturally occuring element is Astatine (atomic number 85). It is so rare because it has a half-life of 8.1 hours. Less than one ounce (28 grams) exists in the Earth's crust.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
TIL that there was an Indian con-man called Natwarlal who repeatedly "sold" Taj Mahal, the Red Fort in Delhi, the Indian presidential palace and parliament house.
World population cartogram 1900 and 2015
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/maps from i.imgur.com
Half cat, half kiwi bird
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/gifs from i.imgur.com
TIL that two airplanes collided in Switzerland in 2002 due to bad air traffic control. A Russian man who lost his family in the accident murdered the air traffic controller who handled the traffic that night. After his release he became deputy minister of construction in North Ossetia-Alania.
TIL that the library Biblioteca_Joanina in Coimbra, Portugal is home to a swarm of bats that feed on book-eating insects.
An excavator climbing a tower by Jashfior in whatever
[–]Jashfior[S] 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Here's a video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO-wTO7ice8
An excavator climbing a tower
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/whatever from i.imgur.com
TIL that Francisco Macías Nguema, dictator of Equatorial Guinea 1968-1979, gave himself the title "Unique Miracle", changed the national motto to "There is no other God than Macías Nguema", banned western medicine and had 150 opponents executed on Christmas Eve by soldiers dressed as Santa Claus.
A French vision of Europe after WWI, 1916
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/history from i.imgur.com
Massive decline in migratory freshwater fish populations could threaten livelihoods of millions, warns new report.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/environment from worldfishmigrationfoundation.com
TIL that in 1968, Liechtenstein held a referendum on women's suffrage where both men and women were allowed to vote. Despite this, the No-side won with 56.3% and 49.5% of the women voting against voting rights for women. Women's suffrage would not be introduced until 1984.
Flyig through a gap in the clouds
TIL that the Paraguayan war 1864-1870 led to the death of up to 69% of the population in Paraguay. After the war there were only 28,746 adult men left in the country.
“It's not a phase, mom! This is who I really am." by Jashfior in funny
[–]Jashfior[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Actual backstory: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/09/house-in-black-germany/
“It's not a phase, mom! This is who I really am."
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/funny from i.imgur.com
The squirting cucumber
TIL that the last sword duel in France took place in 1967, between the mayor of Marseille and the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from rarehistoricalphotos.com
TIL that the first rocket launched by the Indian space program in 1963 was transported to the launch site by bicycle. The space center from which the launch was performed was set up in a church.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from indiatoday.in
Imperium Romanum 211 AD
TIL about the dancing plague of 1518 in Strasbourg where hundreds started to dance maniacally without any known reason, some even dancing to their death.
This cape is made from cobweb collected from one million spiders during four years by Jashfior in whatever
[–]Jashfior[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
The article that I took the picture from with more information: https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/world-s-rarest-textile-made-silk-one-million-spiders-009010
This cape is made from cobweb collected from one million spiders during four years
Firefighter still standing after a car explodes right in front of him
TIL that the great mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel, famous for his incompleteness theorems, refused to eat anything not cooked by his wife out of fear of poisoning and died of starvation when she was hospitalized and unable to cook for him.
The shrinking Aral sea
TIL that the national anthem of Estonia is the same as that of Finland, but with different lyrics.
Just a hen with fancy pants
TIL that a small islet called South Talpatti was disputed between India and Bangladesh until 2010, when it was submerged due to rising sea levels caused by global warming, settling the dispute.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from smh.com.au
TIL that an Indian man married a dog to atone for having killed two other dogs, something that had brought a "curse" upon him.
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from news.bbc.co.uk
Lithuania throughout history
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/maps from upload.wikimedia.org
A lot of people on this site seem to be interested in stuff that the mainstream media refuse to talk about, so I thought you'd also be interested in this theory that the establishment vehemently denies. by Jashfior in whatever
[–]Jashfior[S] 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
The skeleton looks exactly as you'd expect it would, and still it's shocking to see it.
A lot of people on this site seem to be interested in stuff that the mainstream media refuse to talk about, so I thought you'd also be interested in this theory that the establishment vehemently denies.
TIL that there exist many villages in France that "died for France" in WWI. They were never rebuilt and the land not incorporated in other administrative divisions. Instead the villages officially remain with zero inhabitants to commemorate their sacrifice.
TIL on the Papuan Bougainville Island 41% of the men admitted to having coerced a non-partner into sex, and 59% to having sex with their partner when she was unwilling. 14.1% admitted having commited gang rape.
TIL that in 532, half of Constantinople was destroyed and tens of thousand died in riots between supporters of different chariot racing factions.
Just act natural...
9 months ago by Jashfior to /s/Aww from i.imgur.com
Historical Japan - maps and history
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/maps from i.imgur.com
Why be stuck in front of a screen when you can live in Mongolia and fish?
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/gifs from gfycat.com
TIL about Flettner rotors that use the Magnus effect, the same effect that makes spinning balls follow a curved path. They can be used for rotor sails on ships consisting of large cylinders, or as cylindrical wings on rotor airplanes to create lift.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
This recipe was brought to you in cooperation with Reddi-wip® real whipped cream
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/funny from imgur.com
TIL that there are three islands in lakes on islands in lakes on islands, all in Canada. There used to be four, until the Taal Volcano Main Crater Lake in the Philippines was emptied after an eruption on January 12, 2020.
TIL that in 1800 Alexander von Humboldt found a pet parrot in Amazonas that spoke an extinct language. He documented what it said, and his notes are the only trace of this language.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from mentalfloss.com
Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany, 1943
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/history from 2.bp.blogspot.com
TIL that Madagascar was not inhabited from nearby Africa, but from Indonesia some time between 200 and 500 AD.
Thanks to their intelligence, corvids are able to adapt well to urban life.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/funny from i.imgur.com
TIL that on the isolated Pacific Pitcairn Island, six men, out of a total population of just 47, were in 2004 found guilty of rape and sexual assault against children, including the mayor.
Let's hope that the restaurant lives up to the expectation
The Holy Roman Empire in 1648
TIL that in 2010 the stock market experienced a flash crash, when over a trillion dollars were lost and mostly regained, all in 36 minutes. The crash was caused by automatic trading, although the exact causes are not definitely determined.
Croatia’s ruling conservatives win parliament vote – Incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Plenković claims victory, but will need to form a coalition to govern
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/WorldNews from politico.eu
Iran nuclear: Natanz fire caused 'significant' damage
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/WorldNews from bbc.com
Pink ice in Italy's Alps sparks algae probe
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/science from phys.org
TIL about the Vela incident, an unidentified double flash occurring in the south Atlantic on September 22, 1979. It is believed to be a secret nuclear test carried out by South Africa and Israel.
I mean, I've learned less useful things in school.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/memes from i.imgur.com
When you don't understand what's happening but still try to be helpful
Keep your eyes open, they could be anywhere
So, how was your 4th of July?
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.
Image of the nascent planetary system around the dwarf star PDS 70 (blacked out). In the image you see the protoplanetary disc consisting of dust, as well as a newly formed planet (bright spot to the right) that has been formed when the dust in the disc accreted. by Jashfior in space
[–]Jashfior[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
More information here:
Image of the nascent planetary system around the dwarf star PDS 70 (blacked out). In the image you see the protoplanetary disc consisting of dust, as well as a newly formed planet (bright spot to the right) that has been formed when the dust in the disc accreted.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/space from cdn.eso.org
Oil and gas and religion in the Middle East
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.
Berlin refuses to disclose details of €4bn coal phase-out deal with energy firms
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/environment from euractiv.com
The Boring Billion was a time period from 1.8 to 0.8 billion years ago characterized by more or less tectonic stability, climatic stasis, and stalled biological evolution.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/science from en.wikipedia.org
German parliament passes coal exit bill
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/environment from uk.reuters.com
Covid is still a hoax, people. by mongre in conspiracy
[–]Jashfior 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
You can look at the number of deaths and compare it to the numbers a typical year, i.e. deaths caused by e.g. the flu. Way more people are dying this year than during a flu season, and this despite extreme measures keeping the infection rate relatively low compared to what it would be if it was allowed to spread as freely as the flu.
How to troll by LarrySwinger2 in memes
[–]Jashfior 7 insightful - 8 fun7 insightful - 7 fun8 insightful - 7 fun8 insightful - 8 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
If OP's instructions left you bamboozled, here's some proper instructions for the aspiring troll.
The Carribean island Montserrat, pop. 4649 (2018). After the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano became active in 1995, it was necessary to evacuate the southern part of the island, including the capital.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/maps from upload.wikimedia.org
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.
Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/WorldNews from france24.com
Record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste dumped globally last year, says UN report
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/environment from cbc.ca
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.
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/TIL from telegraph.co.uk
Ethiopia deploys military after more than 80 people killed in unrest following murder of protest singer
Hong Kong: US passes HK sanctions as nations condemn new law
Aztecs had mandatory education for all children, regardless of social class and gender (although the schools and curriculum differed for nobility and commoners as well as boys and girls).
10 months ago by Jashfior to /s/history from historyonthenet.com
Seekers of non political content, unite by PurpleAmathea in whatever
[–]Jashfior 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
I will try to post once every day in /s/TIL since TIL is one of those things I really appreciate with Reddit. I'll see how long I'll have content for it and how long I'll go on. I can't promise that I will not repost things that have been on Reddit previously; I reckon it is still better than nothing at all. Obviously it will be stuff that I consider interesting, so we'll see if the rest of you will like it.
What are YOU doing to make Saidit a Better Place? by scrubking in AskSaidIt
[–]Jashfior 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
I will try to post once every day on /s/TIL since TIL is one of those things I really appreciate with Reddit. I'll see how long I'll have content for it and how long I'll go on. I can't promise that I will not repost things that have been on Reddit previously; I reckon it is still better than nothing at all. Obviously it will be stuff that I consider interesting, so we'll see if the rest of you will like it.
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.