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    TIL Japanese police wear white gloves since the Beatles’ visit in 1966 when the responsible police chief decided to add a layer of propriety between police officers' hands and crowds of mostly young w ... more /Link

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    TIL Joe Dimaggio won 9 World Series rings despite taking 3 years off in his prime due to WWII. /Link

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    TIL about Mimas, one of Saturn’s 53 confirmed moons, which looks a lot like the Death Star. It’s even oriented correctly, North being up in the image. /Link

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    TIL in 2007, a North Korean cargo vessel was captured by Somali pirates. Its distress signal was responded to by a nearby US destroyer, which provided medical assistance to injured NK sailors who were ... more /Link

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    TIL that in 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded $100,000 from the United States /Link

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    TIL that when an informer told the Roman emperor Julian that a man possessed a purple robe (which was treason and punishable by death, purple being the royal color), Julian dealt with the offender by ... more /Link

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    TIL that Jaws had lots of production woes and was nicknamed "Flaws". When shooting the final scene of the film. The boat began to sink and in a panic, Spielberg told the crew to get the actors off the ... more /Link

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    TIL that if a man pees on a pregnancy test and it comes up positive, he may have testicular cancer. /Link

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    TIL there is a road in France that can only be used twice a day, for a few hours. Then It Disappears Under 13 Feet of Water /Link

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    TIL The Incredibles takes place in the 1960's /Link

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    TIL Tyrian purple used to be worth it's weight in gold, and it took 250,000 snails to make one ounce of dye. /Link

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    TIL the Irish Hunger Strike in 1981, led to prisoner Bobby sands being elected Member of Parliament during the strike, it gained media interest from around the world. The strike ended after ten prison ... more /Link

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    TIL Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” Lady was fired after she appeared in a Prego ad saying, “I found it!” /Link

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    TIL Australian opium farmers found mysterious crop circles in their fields. The culprits were wallabies who got high and bounced around in circles /Link

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    TIL that Harris Wittels was a writer for the Sarah Silverman show, Parks and Recreation, Eastbound and Down, and Masters of None. Amy Poehler called him the “funniest person [she] ever met”. Harris wa ... more /Link

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    TIL struggling musician Jonathan Cain called his dad and asked him for a loan, or if he should give up on his dream and come home. His dad lend him the money and told him "Don't stop believing." He so ... more /Link

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    TIL the footage of Scranton, PA in the opening credits of The Office was shot by John Krasinski (Jim) /Link

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    TIL in 1983, LA Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch pitched 9 shutout innings and hit a solo home run in a 1-0 win. This is the only time in baseball history this has happened /Link

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    TIL the reason why chocolate is so comforting for us, is probably that the ratio 2g sugar to 1g fat is only naturally occuring in breastmilk. /Link

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    TIL "I Want to Break Free" wasn't popular in the United States, despite the song being a chart-topper worldwide. The reason the song wasn't popular in America was because MTV wouldn't air the music vi ... more /Link