TIL Ariana Grande tried to get Japanese tattoo that read "Seven Rings" but found out later it read "Small Charcoal Grill" and then attempted to correct it, only for it to still be wrong and then read "Japanese BBQ finger"
TIL that the movie "Independence Day" was originally meant to have support from the United States Armed Forces, but they backed out when the references to Area 51 were not removed from the script
TIL retirement homes place large door stickers, that look like the resident's own front door, on their new accommodation to help them find way back to room and feel more comfortable
TIL that a 238-lb (108-kg) pot-bellied pig named Ludwig apparently saved his owners from being burgled. The pig can growl in a low rumble that sounds like a large Rottweiler, and his owners believe this scared the burglars away.
TIL Michael Jordan says Kobe Bryant is the only player to ever have approached him in work ethic, waking up at 430 in the morning to practice before his required practice with his team
TIL that Chiune Sugihara, often referred to as "Japanese Schindler", was a Japanese diplomat who helped 6000 Jews flee Europe by issuing them transit visas through Japan to escape the Holocaust.
TIL about Peter III of Russia, who proclaimed religious freedom, abolished the secret police, and made it illegal for landowners to kill peasants.
TIL thousands of Cuban children were sent to America in the early '60s out of fear that they'd be sent to the Soviet Union. Jeff Bezos's stepfather was one of those children
TIL one of the reasons achieving happiness is so difficult for humans is something called "prevalence-induced concept change" — when your life improves so much that bad experiences start to decrease, your brain automatically makes other 'less bad' experiences seem worse than it would before.
TIL that, when Henry Ford took over production of the B-24 Liberator bombers for WWII, he actively recruited "little people" from Hollywood and circuses to help fasten rivets in the narrow sections of its wings. Appreciative co-workers helped lift them up to punch their time-cards.
TIL a 4th grade boy got laughed at for his homemade University of Tennessee t-shirt he wore to school. UT heard about it, made his drawing an official t-shirt, (sales crashed UT shop's server) & donated part of the proceeds to an anti-bullying organization. Then UT gave the boy a 4-yr scholarship.
TIL helicopters are 85 times as dangerous as cars comparing time traveled
TIL about Ximen Bao, a Chinese minister. He learned corrupt politicians sacrificed beautiful women to a River God and threatened floods if they weren't paid high taxes. Ximen had the politicians thrown into the river to tell the God they could not find a beautiful sacrifice, ending the practice.
TIL that epidemiologists studied the Corrupted Blood Incident in World of Warcraft.
TIL Nazi Germany labor force was 25% slaves. Among the slave labourers in the occupied territories, hundreds of thousands were used by leading German corporations including Thyssen, Krupp, IG Farben, Bosch, Blaupunkt, Daimler-Benz, Demag, Henschel, Junkers, Messerschmitt, Siemens, and Volkswagen.
TIL open concept office spaces are damaging to workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction.
TIL the Gallic wars of Julius Caesar killed 1,000,000 Celts, 430,000 Germanics, and enslaved over 1,000,000 Celts. Only 30,000 Romans died.
TIL a group designed and built a life size 'mouse trap' game. It can be fully packed up and moves with them. It involves crushing a car.
TIL a man was killed when he tried to shoot down a 125-year old Saguaro cactus. The man blasted most the way through and poked at one of the plants arms. The 500lb arm then fell crushing him.
TIL Los Angeles County’s population of 10 million is larger than that of 41 individual U.S. states. As such, it is the largest non-state level government entity in the United States, and is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world.
TIL a sword attributed to William Wallace needed its original scabbard, hilt and belt replaced in 1505 because the originals were reported to be made out of human skin
TIL After the NHL mandated helmets for all players entering the league in 1979, the rule’s grandfather clause allowed Craig MacTavish to continue to play without one until his retirement in 1997.
TIL that during the 1936 Olympics the medals for basketball were awarded by Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the sport.
TIL in 1996 Atari developed an arcade game for Beavis and Butt-Head with groundbreaking visuals. Unfortunately, it was never released due to poor reception during focus group testing.
TIL Inhabitants of Shingo, Japan believe Jesus did not die on a cross in Jerusalem, but instead he fled to their town and became a rice farmer.
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