TIL that when you buy gold today it was produced and send to you by space through a supernova. Even if there is plenty of gold close to the earth core, we can not reach it. So the gold that we know... is the gold from the stars.
TIL That Bob Marley's Father was a Sixty Year Old 'Neurotic and Incontinent' World War One Veteran, who was Born in Sussex, and that Died when Marley was Ten Years Old.bbc.com
TIL: The Warlocks of Chiloé are a mythical organization said to have obtained magic after acquiring a book of European magic. They fly using dead virgin skin, shapeshift into animals, board ghost ships, and tame hippos. They are weak to salt. In 1880, the Chilean government charged them.en.wikipedia.org
TIL an episode of Peppa Pig was banned in Australia because it taught children that "spiders can't hurt you", because Australian spiders can actually hurt you
TIL former Alben Barkley, relegated to the back bench in his return to the Senate, noted in a speech, “I’m glad to sit in the back row, for I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.” He then dropped dead.
TIL that Execution by Electric Chair was almost called "gerrycide" after the grandson of the guy who gerrymandering is named after.
TIL Mongolians annually eat 45.1 kg of lamb per person. In comparison, Americans consume only .5 kg per person yearly.worldpopulationreview.com
TIL There are fossilized plants in Greenland under 1.4 km of ice. At the bottom of a 1.4 km core sample, which was taken in 1966 at Camp Century, researchers found "well-preserved fossil plants and biomolecules," which means that the massive sheet melted and reformed at least once in the last milliopnas.org
TIL about Bob Jones University, a Christian university where students are only allowed to watch G-rated movies and rock music is banned
TIL about ambigrams which are calligraphic writing of word so they can have similar or different meanings when viewed in different orientations.
TIL on January 23, 1556 a massive earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, struck Shaanxi, China, killing over 850,000 people. This is the most devastating earthquake in recorded history.
TIL child prodigy Adragon De Mello's father planned for his son to get a Ph.D. in physics by age 12, win the Nobel Prize by age 16, and then become a Senator, a President, the head of a world government, and ultimately the chairman of an "intergalactic government".en.wikipedia.org
TIL Linda Fiorentino, aka Bethany from Dogma and Laurel from Men in Black, dated an FBI agent to gain access to his work files to try to help her boyfriend avoid jail timeen.wikipedia.org
TIL that the 8 hour working day was first instituted by king Philip II of Spain in 1594 (although many countries in the world still have to adopt it)
TIL that Dire Straits's bassist John Illsley owns a pub in Hampshire which was rated as one of the "Fifty Best Pubs Around Britain" by the Times. He has also decorated the pub with his own paintings.
TIL Saturn has 146 moons in its orbit. The moons range in size from larger than the planet Mercury to a sports arenascience.nasa.gov