• Google

    TIL there was a vegan restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan that became famous for its Marxist, worker-led business model. It lasted 5 years before closing due to angry customers over long wait times a ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL the longest prison sentence ever handed out is 141,078 years to Chamoy Thipyaso of Thailand - for running a pyramid scheme that defrauded members of the Thai royal family. /Link

  • Google

    TIL that Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka each fertilized one egg from their set of twins, both eggs took, and they have no interest in finding out which child they are the biological ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL Are You Afraid of the Dark? was nominated for a NAACP award because it featured such a diverse cast. Nickelodeon turned away kids for the show that were "too Disney." Creator D.J. MacHale describe ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL that China has over 100 cities with more than 1 million residents /Link

  • Google

    TIL about the preserved corpse of Jeremy Bentham, which was taken from public display in University College London in order for him to be "present but not voting" at the final council meeting of long- ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL that only around 10% of blind Americans know how to read Braille, compared to 1950, where 50% knew how to read Braille. This is due to a shortage of teachers to teach it and more reliance on techn ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL the first fan hit by a puck at the Florida Panthers’ current arena was a 5-year-old Ariana Grande /Link

  • Google

    TIL in 1339, French soldiers mistook hare making noises as an English attack. William II, Count of Hainaut quickly knighted 14 squires for battle. However the English attack never came and, after the ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL If humans keep fishing at the current pace, there will be no more fish left in the oceans by 2048: The existing world fishing fleet is two to three times larger than the oceans can support and 85 ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL Chris Hansen of "To Catch A Predator" was caught cheating on his wife with hidden cameras. /Link

  • Google

    TIL Hawaii's public education system began in 1841 and is the oldest in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. When the kingdom was overthrown it became illegal to teach the Hawaiian language, teachers wer ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL in 2013 a dog named Killian saved a baby boy from an abusive babysitter. He alerted his owners by growling and standing between the baby and the sitter whenever she was there. Suspicious, the pare ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL the scientific name for the swordfish is Xiphias gladius. Xiphias is Greek for "sword", while Gladius is Latin for "sword". It's scientific name is "Sword sword". /Link

  • Google

    TIL that despite making millions from "Game of Thrones" and "A song of Ice and Fire" series, George R.R. Martin has a modest lifestyle. He lives in a modest home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, eats at local ... more /Link

  • Google

    Today I learned that there was a Nintendo game called “yeah yeah beebis 1” that appears in two different trade in catalogs that nobody can find a physical copy of. /Link

  • Google

    TIL that the parents of Cliff Burton, Metallica bassist killed in a bus crash in 1986 at the age of 24, have been quietly donating his royalties to the music program of his former high school ever sin ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL that the word “hysteria” has sexist roots, coming from the Greek work “hystera,” meaning uterus. Therefore, being hysterical meant someone was experiencing “womanly problems.” /Link

  • Google

    TIL due to a decrease in progesterone and estrogen, women who work out on their period are more likely to feel fatigued while exercising but have the greatest potential for muscular growth during mens ... more /Link

  • Google

    TIL there exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. This phenomenon is s ... more /Link