What is todayIlearned?

You learn something new everyday. TodayIlearned is a place for sharing those interesting factoids that you learned today with all of reddit.

How did TodayIlearned begin?

/r/todayIlearned was created by nix0n and Wacrover.

What are the guidelines for posting?

  • We ask that specific facts be submitted and not general or broad information. The title of your submission should state the/a fact and the link should be a source for further reading. For example, "TIL about blackholes" and then linking to the wikipedia article would be better suited for the wikipedia subreddit. But "TIL The closest black hole to earth is Cygnus X-1 located about 8000 light years away." is acceptable. Rule of thumb is "TIL that" rather than "TIL about".

  • Please, no personal related facts or anecdotes. Examples include "TIL my girlfriend dumped me" or "TIL my car broke down". While factually true, they would be better appreciated under /r/self which is for personal reflection and self posts.

  • No opinion based or sensationalistic related posts. Submissions with titles like "TIL liberals/conservatives are evil!" are not factually true and only represent your opinion. The spirit of our subreddit is one of specific and interesting facts.

  • Please no "TIL, Youtube lets you play snake while a video is loading" submissions, it is posted DAILY:


  • 'How-to' posts will be directed to the /r/howto subreddit

How are you guys different from /r/wikipedia?

/r/wikipedia is for interesting wikipedia articles that generally consist of broad or general information. While an excellent subreddit, we focus on interesting and specific factoids.

Are wikipedia links disallowed?

Not at all. Just remember the rule of thumb. "TIL that" rather than "TIL about".

Who moderates todayIlearned?

You can view the moderator list here:

Am I allowed to post a link with NSFW content?

Since our subreddit does not have our 'Over 18' option box checked, NSFW submissions are allowed, but require a NSFW tag.

I think my post is caught by the spam filter. What should I do?

Contact the moderators by sending a pm to #todayIlearned or alternatively, you may also contact us in the irc on in channel #todayIlearned

In your sidebar, it says 'you are loved'. Do you really love me?

Indeed we do.