TIL about The Grievance Study Affair. Two professors changed the text of Mein Kampf replacing the word "Jews"with "the patriarchy". It got published in an academic journal.
TIL That John Snow, who found the cause of cholera during the height of an epidemic, proved his findings by halting an entire outbreak through one action- removing the infected water pump handle.
TIL that it takes 243 Earth-days for Venus to rotate about its axis, yet it takes 225 Earth-days for Venus to orbit the sun. That means that, on Venus, a day takes longer than a year.
TIL an American man who made a fortune off the newly invented typewriter, built a mansion on Carleton Island in New York state in 1895. After the property was bult, he spent one night in it and then died of a heart attack. The mansion has now been empty for almost 100 years, yet still stands.
TIL about Manganese Nodules. Found at the bottom of the ocean these rock concentrations contain all the components needed for electric car batteries. Its estimated to there are enough nodules to create over 200 million batteries in one patch alone. Their worth is estimated up to 16 trillion dollars.
TIL: Mark Hamill visited a dying fan in the hospital and answered every question as Luke Skywalker because the fan couldn't tell reality from fiction anymore.
TIL in the aftermath of Katrina, Mexico deployed 184 personnel to aid relief,including handing out 100,000+ meals and supplies. This was the first flagged and uniformed deployment of Mexican military personnel in the USA in 150 years.
TIL that in a Hawaiian creation myth, our universe was created from the wreckage of a previous universe, with the only survivors being octopuses.
TIL William Still, the father of the Underground Railroad, interviewed and kept records of every escaped slave he came across. Once, while interviewing a man, he discovered that the man was actually his long-lost brother.
TIL There's no known gas station explosions attributed to cellphone usage, and the evidence it's even possible is unfounded
TIL the minimum kills to be called a "serial killer" is three
TIL that at Dunkin Donuts, glazed doughnuts have fewer calories than old-fashioned (plain) doughnuts.
TIL that Senator Strom Thurmond holds the record for the longest Filibuster by a lone senator. He stayed on the Senate floor speaking for 24 hours and 18 minutes nonstop in opposition of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
TIL of Buckshot Yankee, the worst cyber attack in US military history. In 2008, an employee found a USB drive in the parking lot of a DoD facility and plugged into his work computer. It took 14 months to purge from DoD networks.
TIL on the DVD release of Borat, there is a language option for Hebrew, but choosing it only results in a warning screen reading "You have been trapped, Jew!"
TIL about "naumachia", the Ancient Roman practice of filling a specialised coliseum/amphitheatre basin full of water and forcing convicts and PoWs to fight to the death in staged naval battles, complete with fully armed warships, for the Caesar's entertainment
TIL of Christopher Thomas Knight, AKA the North Pond Hermit. He entered the woods of Maine at age 20 and lived without human contact for 27 years, committing roughly 40 robberies a year for supplies. The only time he spoke to another human was when he said "hi" to a passing hiker.
TIL that Leah Betts, a girl that made headlines after dying from taking a single ecstasy pill, didn’t actually die directly from taking the drug, but instead from drinking 7 litres of water in 90 minutes. Ecstasy causes water retention, making even slightly high water consumption fatal.
TIL that the oldest genetic proof of malaria was found in King Tutankhamun’s body. He had more than one strain of malaria, indicating that he had multiple infections throughout his life. The strains belonged to the most virulent and deadly form of the disease.
TIL that a Belarusian television company associated with the government of Belarus, created a show featuring four nerdy scientists living next to an attractive waitress named The Theorists. When the actors found out their show was an unlicensed rip of The Big Bang Theory, they quit.
TIL Ramen noodles themselves are vegetarian, but the little seasoning packets are usually not. The one major exception to this rule is Top Ramen brand Oriental flavor, which contains no animal ingredients at all
TIL when the New York Jets played the Miami Dolphins in London in 2015, the team had 350 rolls of American toilet paper shipped to England on the recommendation of an intern who said British toilet paper was too thin.
TIL that Isaac Newton at height of his career gave up science to run the mint in London, where he spent the rest of his life chasing counterfeiters and dabbling in alchemy and mysticism. He died in 1727 at age 84, apparently a virgin.
TIL The International Chopin Piano Competition has been held every five years since 1955. It is one of the few competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer
TIL the premiere episode of Doctor Who was preempted for five minutes by the just-breaking news that American President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.
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