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TIL A woman reported missing 42 years earlier was found sitting dead in front of her TV. Her apartment was like a time capsule.
() Posted by whelland on 2013-07-12 10:37:20
TIL that the will of Caesar Augustus called for his wife to be posthumously adopted as his daughter, thus making her his heir and entitled to the privileges not given to a widow
() Posted by whelland on 2013-07-12 10:37:47
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() Posted by whelland on 2014-03-03 04:27:19
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() Posted by whelland on 2014-03-03 04:27:26
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() Posted by whelland on 2014-09-16 04:16:46
TIL when the city of Munich chose to migrate their administration to Linux 10 years ago, Bill Gates personally paid a visit to ask for their reasons. The mayor replied "Freedom from you, Mr. Gates."
(4chan) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:43:12
TIL Winston Churchill once defined tact as "the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such as way that they look forward to the trip."
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 11:57:29
TIL that on April 15, 1912, a steward who hadn't yet heard about the Titanic sinking spotted an iceberg smeared with red paint and snapped a photo
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:05:58
TIL Diane Fossey, a gorilla conservationist would track down poachers and torture them including setting one of their hut's on fire and kidnapping their child for hostage. In her attempts to save the gorillas she made many enemies leading to her death, which is still unsolved.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:06:45
TIL that 'Pudding Guy' David Phillips accumulated 1,253,000 frequent flyer miles in 30 days by finding a loophole in a Healthy Choice Foods company promotion.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:13:18
TIL Jeanne Calment met van Gogh at the age of ten, started fencing at the age of 85, was bicycling at the age of 100 and died 122 years old. She also smoked for 96 years and is quoted saying: "I've never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it."
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:18:12
TIL Anal and oral sex are still class 6 felonies in Virginia
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:18:57
TIL Brad Pitt voluntarily had pieces of his teeth removed before filming Fight Club because he didn't think Tyler Durden would have perfect teeth.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:31:55
TIL Brad Pitt voluntarily had pieces of his teeth removed before filming Fight Club because he didn't think Tyler Durden would have perfect teeth.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:32:45
TIL it is illegal to deny the holocaust in 17 countries
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:34:25
TIL that a 'dad' is the tenth most popular Christmas list request for children, despite most of the top requests being desires for material possessions
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:35:49
TIL That because of Hiroshima/Nagasaki/Cold War Testing, steel used for radioactive-sensitive purposes must be harvested from pre-WWII naval vessels: modern steel production is all tainted with radioactivity
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:36:30
TIL the author of the original Brokeback Mountain story wishes she had "never written it" because of the abundance of Brokeback fan fiction.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:36:58
TIL over 90% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:38:30
TIL Napoleon's wife Josephine was a chronic spender, buying up to 900 dresses a year and 1000 pairs of gloves, helping to maintain the fashion and textile industries affected by the Continental Blockade.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:39:02
TIL: according to former LAPD veteran detective Greg Kading, P. Diddy is responsible for 2Pac Shakur's death.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:39:59
TIL that since the Chernobyl disaster, the area inside the 'exclusion zone' has become home to hundreds of wild animals such as deer, owls, boars, bears and beavers.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:41:58
TIL Jackie Chan is a classically trained vocalist and has released over twenty albums in over five languages, in addition to providing the theme tunes for several of his earlier films and singing in several Chinese dubs of Disney classics
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:42:35
TIL when the city of Munich chose to migrate their administration to Linux 10 years ago, Bill Gates personally paid a visit to ask for their reasons. The mayor replied "Freedom from you, Mr. Gates."
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:44:09
TIL in 1996, as a April Fool's Day prank, the Taco Bell Corporation took out a full-page ad that appeared in six major newspapers saying that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. The National Historic Park in Philadelphia received hundreds of outraged calls.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:44:38
TIL that in 2008 there was a music festival called 'Festival of the fuck bands', where bands such as Fucked Up, Holy Fuck and Fuck buttons performed. It was held in Fucking, Austria.
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:45:05
TIL -"Genericide" Is the term for calling similar products by the same brand name, such as all tissue paper "kleenex",or calling a photocopiers a "Xerox". Most popular: all pain killers "aspirin".
(todayilearned) Posted by whelland on 2013-06-12 12:45:32