20 Interesting Facts You Won’t Find In Your High School Textbooks Shared To This Online Group (New Pics)

Published 3 years ago

There seems to be a separate compartment for interesting short facts inside our brains, that never fills up no matter how much information we cram in there. And lucky for you, today we have prepared you a fresh new addition to that bottomless compartment.

The 25 million user strong Today I Learned subreddit continues to bless us with fascinating short facts, and we just can’t get enough. Check out the latest batch of trivia shared by the users of this subreddit in the gallery below, and if you want more, don’t forget to read our previous posts here, here, and here!

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TIL Juice Company Dumped 12,000 Tonnes Of Orange Peels On Virtually Lifeless Soil, 16 Years Later, It Turned Into A Lush Forest


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TIL that a cow escaped from a Polish farm and was spotted months later living with a herd of wild bison.


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TIL that when the Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire the some 200,000 bees that live in the roof were thought to be dead, but in fact they were still alive after the fire.


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TIL that even though Edward Bannister won 1st prize for painting at the 1876 Philadelphia centennial international exhibition, after discovering Bannister’s identity, the judge wanted to rescind his award because he was black. However this wasn’t possible due to protests from the other competitors.


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TIL that England experiences large spikes in power demand during half-time at football games due to widespread use of electric kettles


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TIL that all beaches in Mexico are property of the federal government. There are no privately owned beaches in the whole country, all of them are open to public use


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TIL British Parliament had an official discussion where they condemned the historical inaccuracies of the film U-571 and the rewriting of history to paint the Americans as heroes in an event they never even took part in. They felt it was unfair on the British sailors that lost their lives.


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TIL the Boeing 787 needs to be rebooted every 51 days to stop rounding errors causing it to crash


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TIL that the Mississippi river was once five miles wide and whales swam up it from the gulf of Mexico. The remains of these whales have been found in Michigan


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TIL that giant panda is no longer ‘endangered’ species


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TIL in Rwanda people go to milk bars to socialise and drink milk.


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TIL about FBI agent Robert Hanssen. He was tasked to find a mole within the FBI after the FBI’s moles in the KGB were caught. Robert Hanssen was the mole and had been working with the KGB since 1979.


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TIL the band UB40 is named after Unemployment Benefit, Form 40 – a form issued to people claiming unemployment benefits. The name was suggested by a friend of the band because all the members were unemployed.


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TIL that the Ginkgo Tree is unique, not obviously related to any living plant; a “living fossil,”unchanged in 200 million years.


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TIL Two guys honored their dead friends dying wish by using his ashes as fish bait and caught an enormous 180lb Carp in his memory


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TIL of Ian Manuel. A man who spent years in isolation after he was condemned to die in prison for a nonhomicide offense at age 13. He won his freedom in 2016 with the help of the woman he attacked. He is now an activist, motivational speaker, and published author.


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TIL that a study from the University of Connecticut found that cholesterol in egg yolks does not raise the LDL cholesterol particles that are associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.


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TIL of the $23 million dollar toilets designed by NASA for deep space missions. With odor control being a serious issue, NASA pays certified sniffers to smell the toilets after they’ve been used to evaluate odor-control measures. The lead engineer calls them the “unsung heroes of the space program”.


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TIL curry has a longer history of being served in Britain than fish and chips, with the first Indian restaurant opening in 1809 and fish and chips only served from 1858 at the earliest


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TIL Auto-Tune, introduced in 1997, which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances was named one of the 50 worst inventions by Time magazine.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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