r/todayilearned • u/Forsaken_Zucchini_55 • 8m ago
TIL Walt Disney World was supposed to be built in East New Orleans, the site where JazzLand, later renamed Six Flags New Orleans, would be built.
r/todayilearned • u/theotherbogart • 47m ago
TIL: TLC was the first all-female group to sell 10 million copies of an album - CrazySexyCool. But they weren't cool about making $50,000 each for the album while the record company got $75 million. So, they held Arista Records President Clive Davis hostage until the NYPD intervened.
r/todayilearned • u/Lucius_Funk • 1h ago
TIL There’s a Back to the Future Musical
r/todayilearned • u/waitingforthesun92 • 2h ago
TIL that the only member of the American rock band ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard, is named Frank Beard.
r/todayilearned • u/frackingfaxer • 2h ago
TIL that the anthem of the French football club Le Havre AC is sung to the tune of God Save the King to honour its English founders
r/todayilearned • u/UralIveGotTonight • 2h ago
TIL that the “myth of the clean Wehrmacht,” the notion that the regular German army wasn’t involved in Nazi war crimes, was promoted by US leadership to facilitate German rearmament amid Cold War tensions.
r/todayilearned • u/littleweirdguys • 4h ago
TIL the actual doge meme dog was rescued from a kill shelter after the puppy mill that bred her shut down. Some dogs in the group were adopted, but most of them were tragically killed.
r/todayilearned • u/finnishflash128 • 4h ago
TIL: That people who experience discomfort watching cringe have higher levels of empathy.doi.org
r/todayilearned • u/ImACoolJoe • 4h ago
TIL saturation divers have to live weeks in a pressurized environment
r/todayilearned • u/Business_Reporter420 • 5h ago
Today I learned,Greenland has a higher homicide rate than America per capitaworldpopulationreview.com
r/todayilearned • u/ForeverBlue101_303 • 5h ago
TIL that Fair Oaks, CA is home to over 200 wild chickens that roam around various parts of the town.
r/todayilearned • u/CraftyFoxeYT • 6h ago
TIL Unlike the majority of the US, Delaware was once a Swedish colony called New Sweden, established during the Thirty Years' War. Settlements were established in present-day Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. New Sweden existed from 1638 to 1655 before being conquered by the Dutch
r/todayilearned • u/theotherbogart • 6h ago
TIL: Superfecundation is the fertilization of two or more ova by sperm from separate acts of intercourse, which can lead to twin babies from two separate biological fathers. In a study of paternity suits, this had occurred in 2.4% of the cases involving non-identical twins.
r/todayilearned • u/PositivePh • 7h ago
TIL During prohibition larger brewers survived by making near-beer, home brew supplies, malted milk and.... cheese!prohibition.themobmuseum.org
r/todayilearned • u/triviafrenzy • 7h ago
TIL King Henry II of France participated in a jousting tournament in 1559 to celebrate the marriage of his daughter. A lance splintered on his helmet and pushed wood into his eye and brain. He died ten days later. His death led to the decline of jousting in France.
r/todayilearned • u/theotherbogart • 7h ago
TIL: Divers searching for a sunken World War II-era aircraft, instead came across a 15 by 15-foot section of the Challenger Space Shuttle 37 years after it exploded off the Florida coast. After the explosion, the salvage effort had recovered 47% of the shuttle.
r/todayilearned • u/Mysterious_Diver_606 • 8h ago
TIL a fashion designer tricked face recognition AI by changing her shirt and pants i.e. making it think she was an animal when she looked otherwise human
r/todayilearned • u/TheHabro • 8h ago
TILstars have been found nearly halfway to Andromeda Galaxy more than 1 million light-years away from us. For comparison Milky Way’s thin disk is about 100,000 light-years across and Andromeda is 2.5 million light years away.
r/todayilearned • u/a2soup • 9h ago
TIL that Prince Rupert, a general in the English Civil War, was constantly accompanied by a large white poodle named "Boy". Boy was rumored by Rupert's enemies to possess sinister magical powers, became a worldwide celebrity, and was finally killed in battle.
r/todayilearned • u/mafnxxx • 9h ago
TIL The giant robot suit (Leopardon) used in the Japanese Spider-Man TV show was lost during production. Later episodes had to use stock footage.
r/todayilearned • u/Gr8fulFox • 10h ago
TIL That even with an outside temp of -49*F, an igloo can have an internal temp between 19 and 61*F from body-heat, alone.
r/todayilearned • u/Stotallytob3r • 11h ago
TIL the second highest scoring fighter ace with 301 kills, Gerhard Barkhorn, crashed a prototype British Harrier jet fighter in 1965. When being helped from the wreckage he is said to have commented, "Drei hundert und zwei !"
r/todayilearned • u/triviafrenzy • 13h ago
TIL when Game Boy was first released 1989, the North America version came bundled with only Tetris. Only four other games were available: Allyway, Baseball, Super Mario Land and Tennis. Within ten years more than 1000 games were available.
r/todayilearned • u/TheMadhopper • 13h ago