Grab your thinking caps, dear Pandas, it’s time to expand our minds! It’s time for another loving rendition of ‘Today I Learned,’ a list of all the cool and interesting (and really surprising!) things that the people of the internet learned about the world recently.

From science to history to everything and anything in between and more, the TIL community over on Reddit has got it all. And with so many curious people in the world, the subreddit keeps on expanding, now closing on a whopping 26 million members. Need some more yummy facts about everything and anything? Check out Bored Panda’s latest lovingly-crafted TIL articles here and here, as well as here. Got some cool trivia tidbits to share with the rest of the class? You can tell us all about them in the comment section.

Learning new things isn’t as easy as we’d like as we grow up. But it’s far from impossible! All it takes a spark of curiosity and the willingness to be open-minded and humble.

#1

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL about BACA, a biker gang that will defend kids who were abused or bullied, give them their own vest, take them the school, and will even guard a house 24/7 to make sure the kid can sleep

Met76 , Vanessa Serpas Report

Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw a video about this organisation. They stay with abused children through court proceedings, at school, etc. if the abuser isn't remanded to custody. Really Solid work.

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#2

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL a bus driver in Paris kicked all the passengers out when they refused to make space for a wheelchair bound man

__aks , moovitapp Report

James016
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1 month ago

Hail to bus driver

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#3

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL Queen Elizabeth once hid in a bush with her corgis to avoid talking to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife.

Fun_Wonder_4114 , Bill Ingalls Report

Helwin
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1 month ago

That's so relatable...

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Here’s the thing about knowledge—if our metaphorical cup is full, if we always want to prove others wrong, and if we get overly defensive whenever a factoid threatens our worldview, then we’ll only ever live in our own private echo chamber.

Sure, it’s comfy and cozy in this homogenous bubble of views, but it doesn’t help us grow and evolve as human beings much. We have to be willing to question everything. And even if we turn out to be right about something… well, there’s a lot to be said for being graceful and diplomatic with our words if we want to teach others, not just create an argument out of thin air.

#4

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL Gorillas hum happy songs when they eat. “And if it’s their favourite food, they sing louder.”

onlyupliftingcomment , Mad Ball Report

Friday
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1 month ago

I think I do this too

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#5

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL Stephen King sells the rights to some of his short stories for just $1, allowing aspiring filmmakers and students to adapt them into movies. This arrangement is known as the Dollar Baby.

killHACKS , Stephanie Lawton Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

Stephen King's (Richard Bachman) stories are so prolific. Kudos Mr King, your respect and inspiration for others is admirable.

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#6

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL a woman named Frances Perkins was outside the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory during the fire and saw dozens of people jump to their deaths due to unsafe work conditions. She went on to become the first female Secretary of Labor and founded the Factory Investigating Commission to improve work safety

PM_me_no_clothes_pic , Library of Congress Report

Aeon Flux
Community Member
1 month ago

That is amazing. I'm glad she was able to put that horror to god use in her own life, and directly address the root causes.

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Lenore Skenazy, the president of Let Grow and the founder of the Free-Range Kids movement told me during an earlier interview that we should try and learn something from authority figures who are clearly wrong about something, instead of being overly combative.

“The key is to discover things together. If something sounds strange or unlikely, respond with curiosity—ask the person to tell you more, and how they found this information out, and where you should go if you want to delve into it further,” the expert said.

#7

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL Gillian Lynne did so badly in school teachers thought she had a learning disorder & her mom took her to a doctor. Lynne began dancing to his radio; the doctor said: She’s not disordered, she’s a dancer; put her in dance school. Lynne became a world-renowned dancer & music theater choreographer.

TheRealLuckyBlackCat , ItzKingFran123 Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Not everyone learns the way things are taught in schools. Both my kids are very visual learners and learn better when they are actually included/involved in the lesson. Theory work is a real struggle for them. If I could afford it, I would have sent both my kids to a Montessori school.

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#8

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL before any details of Pixar’s ‘Soul’ were public, a Black chauffeur told Kemp Powers (the film’s co-writer & co-director) that he knew Pixar was making a Black movie because he had never driven so many Black people to Pixar before.

CocaTrooper42 , pixar Report

Aeon Flux
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1 month ago

Kind of depressing and clever elements both here.

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#9

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that Utah’s Great Salt Lake used to be the home of a single flamingo named Pink Floyd, who escaped from the zoo and would be seen wintering in Utah socializing with seagulls

TheSpecksynder , Manuel Ramos Inostroza Report

*me*
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1 month ago

Ok... that’s really funny actually

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“Then if the sources they give you seem dubious—well, probably so is whatever they gleaned from them. But if the sources seem legit, read them with an open mind. They may be right after all!” Lenore told Bored Panda earlier.

Even if somebody gets their facts wrong, we shouldn’t get angry at them… well, unless they’ve been deliberately misleading us. “Ever since the Age of Enlightenment, humans have realized that the best way to get closer to the truth is by saying something out loud and seeing if it stands up to scrutiny. If not—hooray. We are one step closer to the truth because we've just jettisoned a misconception.”

#10

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, but announced it in Latin. One reporter got the scoop and broke the story because she understood Latin. Most other reporters waited for official translations.

amansaggu26 , Mangouste35 Report

Eslamala
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

They made him resign for wanting to do something about the systematic covering up of pedophilia, out of guilt like any good catholic, of course. Downvote away, but it's a known fact. Just as known as Sinead O'Connor's claims against the former scumbag pedo pope they even sainted. What a fkcn joke!

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#11

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that the Quran references Jesus's mother Mary 70 times and holds her in very high regard, identifying her as the greatest of all women

a2soup , Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato Report

LottieH
Community Member
1 month ago

The Muslims in my town have a parade and celebrate Jesus' birthday (not Christmas) every year. Sorry if this is done everywhere and it's all Muslims I have only ever seen it in the town I live in now. It's a wonderful day where they give out food and sweets, the colours are amazing, brightens up this otherwise gloomy British town for a few hours.

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#12

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that three german students got sued by their alma mater for 10,000€ because they graduated "too fast". They completed their bachelors and masters degree within 4 instead of 11 semesters by attending different lectures and sharing notes. Then they founded a ghostwriting agency!

Markusdo , Pixabay Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

They should be applauded for their ingenuity.

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Instead of being confrontational when we learn that an authority figure in our lives has been wrong about something, we should look at the situation as a great learning opportunity.

“If it turns out that you do find some information that contradicts what the other person—your teacher or boss or anyone—has stated as true, again, the best approach is not confrontation. It's assuming that the other person didn't mean to steer you wrong,” Lenore said.

#13

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL That rats can be trained to detect a chemical compound within explosives, meaning they ignore scrap metal and can search for mines more quickly. Also, an African giant pouched rat named Magawa has been awarded a prestigious gold medal for his work detecting land mines.

Hebdomero , pete beard Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

Good boy

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#14

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that when you eat pineapple and your tongue begins to hurt it is due to the fact that the pineapple is eating you back thanks to bromelain.

heyysooos , Gabriel Yuji Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

True, but your digestive tract will combat this once swallowed.

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#15

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL on several late 60's recordings, prominent jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman used his 10-year-old son to play drums, though he could have employed high-profile adult jazz drummers. He prized the child's joyful child musical curiosity over a more technically skilled adult

GregJamesDahlen , Frank Schindelbeck Report

Omar Pearson
Community Member
1 month ago

Keep it in the family!

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“So if you bring in information that contradicts the person, don't say, ‘SEE??? YOU WERE WRONG!' Say something more like, ‘I was so interested in what you were talking about that I did some research and now I'm a little confused. Can we look at this together?'"

People tend to get defensive if we throw accusations their way and that’s not good for anybody. “So don't be rude, be engaged. This works in the classroom, in the office, and pretty much everywhere.”

#16

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL in 2018 a French historical theme park named Puy du Fou trained six Rooks, a member of the crow family, to pick up cigarette butts and trash. When one of them takes a piece of trash to a special box the device dispenses bird food

f_GOD , Andreas Trepte Report

Y T
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe teach the French not to throw trash on the ground instead.

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#17

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL That in the late 1780's, an Irishman met an impressive performing bear while travelling France. When the bears owner prodded him with a stick, the bear shouted something in Irish, which led to the discovery that the performing bear was actually another Irishman who had been sown into the suit.

CooKeeeeeeee , Sharon Mollerus Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

I heard about this recently. IIRC the guy in the bear suit was shipwrecked and rescued by the Frenchman

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#18

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that rats left unaided in water will drown in a few minutes because they feel hopeless, but if they know there is hope of being rescued they will last for days.

grpagrati , Tambako The Jaguar Report

DforDory
Community Member
1 month ago

Poor fellas 😔

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#19

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL an Intern at NASA once stole a safe full of moon rocks, sprinkled them on a hotel bed, and had sex with his girlfriend on top of them. He was sentenced to 8 years

geek_fest , Wknight94 Report

KJ
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1 month ago

How uncomfy must that have been.

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#20

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that veterinarians kill themselves at rates 2.5 to 3.5 times the general population, due in part to online trolling and threats from pet owners who blame them for the death of a pet, and easy access to lethal medicines

geekteam6 , Tima Miroshnichenko Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

That's so sad.

Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 month ago

And wrong.

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lara
Community Member
1 month ago

The problem is not that the vets are to "blame" for the deaths of the pets BUT THE OWNERS. Because the owners do NOT take care of their pets. You would not believe some of the horror stories that the techs at my vet's have told me. Frankly, I am surprised that the vet doesn't have an animal abuse officer in the waiting room to arrest all the monsters. LIke the time they came to work, it was winter and the temp was in the 20's and they found a pregnant dog tied to one of the pillars at the front door. She couldn't even lay down. One puppy was hanging from her uterus and one puppy was frozen to the ground. I finally decided it was a good thing that I didn't work at the vet's because screaming at clients who are stupid is not a good thing.,

RandomBeing
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh hell thats terrible

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Eslamala
Community Member
1 month ago

They also get harassed by people who rescue animals. For what, you may ask? For not wanting to do stuff for free. A lot of vet friends have had to kick activists off their clinics because of this.

lara
Community Member
1 month ago

I am no longer allowed, by the local Brittany Rescue group, to "rescue" or foster pups because I take them in and assume ALL MEDICAL TREATMENT COSTS. The problem is, my vet says, is that they cannot photo op those pups to raise money if I am assuming all the costs. And yes, I do still donate to them.

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janke Leroij
Community Member
1 month ago

Add another fact: most pets are abandoned not because of behavioral problems or changes in live of owners but because off expensive treatments. People don't realize it costs money to own a pet and most of the vet bill is actually for meds because they are much more expensive than for humans and not refunded. Also they believe a vet should work for free because they love animals. Funny fact: my vet often waves away her fee because I adopt senior dogs with health problems and I already pay a lot anyway.

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
1 month ago

When I see people abandoning pets because they need expensive treatment, I think, Fine, your kids are watching and learning.

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Plant Lover
Community Member
1 month ago

As a Veterinary professional, I can confirm that our working conditions are highly challenging. Euthanasia and loss of patients is hard, but dealing with rude, ungrateful and downright abusive clients is what makes this job really difficult. We can't work for free. We have bills to pay and families to feed. In saying that, we do not get paid well. Our overheads are huge. Please be kind to your local Veterinary staff - we are loosing skilled staff at alarming rates and before you know it, there will be less and less clinics available to help you and your pets.

Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm so sorry people treat you so thoughtlessly, and even cruelly. You are truly, truly the Good Guys. I'm so grateful for you. You're doing the work I would love to have done, but did not have the science skills or the lack of squeamishness to do. I admire you very much.

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

And despair, b/c they go into it to save lives, but unlike human doctors, their patients die pretty quickly.... and with less help to give.... is my guess.

Kristin Ingersoll
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly. These people go into this business because they love animals. And a big part of their job is putting them to sleep. Which, when necessary, is a gift of course, but incredibly painful for all involved. Including the vet and staff!

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John Topper
Community Member
1 month ago

Emergency workers kill themselves at 12x the normal rate.

Mary Veltri
Community Member
1 month ago

People are vicious.

Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 month ago

Trolls are a modern-day plague.

Lillukka79
Community Member
1 month ago

Within occupational subgroups, the following male workers had the highest suicide rates: (1) fishing and hunting workers; (2) machinists; (3) welding, soldering, and brazing workers; (4) chefs and head cooks; (5) construction managers; (6) farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers; and (7) retail salespeople. Among females, the following were at particularly high suicide risk: (1) artists and related workers; (2) personal care aides; (3) retail salespeople; (4) waitresses; and (5) registered nurses.

Iggy
Community Member
1 month ago

Jebus! That's awful!

Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Haters should be banned for life from the Social Media!!

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay so if my friend does become a vet, I need to make sure she's all right as much as I can. Same for my sister.

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so very sad & infuriating. They're in it because they love animals and to first of all see so many animals mistreated ,& ill due to not being cared for/not brought there earlier and things might have been fixable & now need to be put to sleep is more than enough to bear. But then to be attacked & threatened & publicly shamed on the internet is beyond. I just love my vet & everyone there. When my Lucy had to be put to sleep it was such an emergency that they opened early & the vet rushed from home & was there within 10 min of the call. With Mr. Charles they stayed open late so he would not have to spend his last night of life there. Vets deserve our respect and thanks. Also, Animal medications are often the same as ours. Check if it is legal where you live, but some places you can take the prescription to a human pharmacy and get it cheaper.

Colin Matthews
Community Member
1 month ago

Awful. Vets and dentists have very high suicide rates.

Ashley Lynne
Community Member
1 month ago

Jesus that's awful

Carol Roeder
Community Member
1 month ago

So very sad. How awful!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 month ago

I knew this- in part as well for having to administer death so many times. Also, the ratio of female to male vet deaths is greater :(

nala simba
Community Member
1 month ago

So sad. A precious job, but I imagine many sleepless nights. To lose a patient, or be forced to help it on its way, must be very traumatic.

Patti Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

So very sad

R L
Community Member
1 month ago

Other more significant contributing factors are that vets are high achievers and perfectionists and don't tolerate failure well, and can lack social stimulation, given the nature of their job. The study also sited lack of support, long hours, bad outcomes, dealing with euthanasia and burnout as reasons for the high suicide rate. We Rate Dogs is currently doing an awareness campaign on this very issue.

Purr·maid
Community Member
1 month ago

𝑰 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒓 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝑽𝒆𝒕 𝑻𝒆𝒄𝒉. 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰 𝒍𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕?🤔

Rainy Day Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

I should've studied that... I would've been a lot more successful instead of just having a couple of attempts lol

Soulstice
Community Member
1 month ago

And this is why I decided not to become a vet even though I love animals very much. There are so many terrible and irresponsible pet owners

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

evil humans

Emily
Community Member
1 month ago

Very sad fact. They also have student loan debt akin to a medical doctor and make a small fraction of the pay that an MD would. Being a vet is a huge labor of love with sometimes very little reward.

spacepanda
Community Member
1 month ago

this is not a interesting fact, this is more a creepy sad fact

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

Then why don't they stop reading the internet

Beatrice Multhaupt
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish vets just gave classes to pet owners on how to prevent diseases and treat minor ailments. Most vets chose their profession because they love animals but instead they end up threating their patients the way humans are treated: like mechanical objects. Humanize both veterinary medicine and the human kind!!!!

Rosidah Yahya
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this true for American vets or the whole world?? Soo sad

Shelby Jackson
Community Member
1 month ago

That's horrible! They aren't to blame! They are there to help!

StormWolf
Community Member
1 month ago

They are number 4 in the list of professions with the highest rates of suicide, preceded by 3: police officers, 2: dentists and 1: medical doctors.

Mazer
Community Member
1 month ago

Learn more - online trolling is just a new add on to the stressors of being a veterinarian, the profession sees a high suicide rate, as in dentistry

Bitemabum
Community Member
1 month ago

BS

Sinéad Quinn
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so very sad.

AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok. This rules out vet as a potential job for me

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 month ago

Do these figures included vets from every country or just the US?

Paul Mitchell
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not actually true. Sure, vets do kill themselves, but not at the rate that is so often quoted. Owners are often quite vicious with vets in making spurious accusations and blaming them for things they could not control, or were not at fault, or through falsehoods and lies. Vets keep very good notes these days and one owner was successfully sued for tens of thousands by a vet she made false accusations about on line. So, be nice to your vet, don't toy with their emotions for cruel amusement, because you might get sued.

Becky Samuel
Community Member
1 month ago

Sources please, because I can find a whole bunch of places quoting these rates and none at all rebutting them.

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#21

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that barns are red because farmers made their own sealant using linseed oil and rust. The rust protects the wood from algae and fungal growth but also colors the mixture red.

EtOHMartini , Sonja Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 month ago

US barns, that is.

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#22

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL For millennia, Europeans did not know where birds went in Winter time. The mystery was partly solved in 1822, when a German hunter shot down a stork. The stork had a 80cm long Central African spear impaled in its neck. This provided the first evidence that they migrated to Africa.

amansaggu26 , Thomas Bresson Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Very unlucky stork

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#23

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that Thomas Edison proposed to his future wife in morse code, she accepted in the same way

FnordDesiato , Louis Bachrach Report

Omar Pearson
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't he steal patents?

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#24

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts Today I learned IKEA is an acronym which stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, farm where he grew up, and hometown.

URLcrazy , Kgbo Report

she/they and definitely gay
Community Member
1 month ago

y'know whats funny is that I was looking that up yesterday.

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#25

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL about the mysterious worldwide epidemic of Encephalitis lethargica. The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Between 1915 and 1926, 500,000 dead or incapacitated from it. It disappeared as mysteriously as it came in to the world.

Shibuya-Overlord , Wellcome Library Report

lara
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually occurred parallel with the "Spanish Flu" and some researchers think that both might have been caused by the same flu variant. The Spanish Flu killed over 50,000,000 people. Whole villages in remote areas were wiped out.

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#26

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL just before lethal hypothermia, a person will undress themselves because they perceive themselves to be burning up when indeed they're freezing (paradoxical undressing). Consequently people frozen to death are often found naked and misidentified as a victim of a violent crime.

clingyfungus , Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division (LI) Report

Becky Samuel
Community Member
1 month ago

That happened to me. I just about remember feeling sooo warm. Don't remember much after that until I woke up in the hospital.

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#27

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL the term "crimes against humanity" was first used to describe the atrocities committed by Leopold the 2nd of Belgium in the Congo Free State, a regime so brutal that the mercenaries hired by Leopold had to show a human hand for every bullet they used to prove the bullet wasnt used for hunting.

adr826 , Wikimedia Commons Report

Omar Pearson
Community Member
1 month ago

The bastard is responsible for the deaths of 10 million africans in the Congo.

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#28

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that the Venus flytrap naturally grows in very few areas in the Carolinas, so park rangers have to keep most of their grow sites a secret to keep them safe from poachers.

Scruffy_Nerf_Hoarder , Blondinrikard Fröberg Report

Frank Hassler
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a pretty common practice for any rare plant, at least here in the US. Here in WI we closely guard the locations of ginseng and orchids.

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#29

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL In 1980 a dingo ate an Australian couple's baby while camping, causing the mother to sentenced to life in prison for murder. Three years later, the babies clothes were found near a dingo lair.

Longboarding-Is-Life , Peripitus Report

Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
1 month ago

It was trial by media and a disgrace! The Northern Territory ran a smear campaign so as not to see a loss in tourism. It was disgusting to see what they put poor lindy through

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#30

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL in 1998, a married couple was left behind during a diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Two days passed before anyone realized what had happened. Despite a 5-day search, the couple was never found. A dive slate was later recovered which read "... rescue us before we die..."

fleece_pants , Jan Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
1 month ago

Our dive guide told this story when explaining why we need to sign off after every dive.

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#31

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL the Adamites were a 2nd century Christian sect that sought to re-create the innocence of the Garden of Eden. To this end they called their church “Paradise”, practiced nudism, rejected marriage and claimed they could do whatever they wanted because they had no knowledge of good/evil.

Ok-Needleworker-8876 , Wikimedia Commons Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Good effort though

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#32

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL despite modern connotations of death as evil, the Greek god Hades was actually more altruistically inclined. Very few individual aspects of his personality were recorded, as Greeks refrained from giving him much thought to avoid attracting his attention.

Myrandall , Carole Raddato Report

RandomBeing
Community Member
1 month ago

Hades is comparatively a pretty well behaved god. Tho pretty much everybody is well behaved compared to Zeus.

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#33

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that "Jazz" is statistically the hardest word to guess in hangman. It has to do with it being a short word, having only one vowel, and using "j" and "z"---letters that people rarely guess in hangman.

whisk_of_power , McGeddon Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

No wonder I always lose thinking it's Jizz.

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#34

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that "ringworm" is a fungal infection and no actual worms are involved

huxley75 , Gzzz Report

Gosiaatje
Community Member
1 month ago

A relief to know that

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#35

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that the Bermuda triangle isn't statistically more dangerous than almost any other place on the world's oceans per capita, the traffic there is just much higher.

SnooPaintings4445 , Chris F Report

Wouldiwas Shookspeared
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s what they want you to think… /j

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#36

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL after their characters unsuccessfully flirted in Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern actually dated and got engaged

GirthWindNFire , Georges Biard Report

Mary Veltri
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1 month ago

He is so awesome I bet everyone he meets falls in love with him. That voice.....

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#37

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL In 2019, Pope Francis approved changing the lord's prayer. The phrase “lead us not into temptation” changed to “do not let us fall into temptation”. He said the original was a bad translation because it suggested God caused the temptation.

amansaggu26 , Jeffrey Bruno Report

Luther von Wolfen
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1 month ago

"Save us from the time of trial" is also used.

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#38

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that Michael Jackson suffered from severe insomnia and did not get any real sleep for 60 days prior to his death. Instead, his personal doctor had been putting him under general anestheisa every night.

a2soup , Constru-centro Report

Omar Pearson
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1 month ago

His doctor, Conrad Murray, received 4 years for involuntary manslaughter for Mike's death.

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#39

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe nearly died of scarlet fever in 1962, of hypothermia in 1974, and of a lightning strike in 1986.

electricmaster23 , kris krüg Report

Daniel Atkins
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1 month ago

So that’s explains why he feels fine in It’s the End of the World as we know it”

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#40

Interesting-Today-I-Learned-Til-Facts TIL that Sid Meier (of Sid Meier's Civilization and Sid Meier's Pirates!) began placing his name in the title of his games because of a suggestion made by Robin Williams in the 1980's

Hammy_Sagar , Official GDC Report

KJ
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1 month ago

Sid Meier made some awesome games, a good chunk of my childhood pc time was spent on his works.

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