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TIL a French convict used oranges painted like grenades to escape prison via a helicopter piloted by his wife who took flight lessons solely for the escape.

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TIL a French convict used oranges painted like grenades to escape prison via a helicopter piloted by his wife who took flight lessons solely for the escape. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that in 1995, less than half of the US approved of interracial marriages.

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TIL that in 1995, less than half of the US approved of interracial marriages. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL Tim Hawking added swear words to his dad’s voice synthesizer as a prank

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TIL Tim Hawking added swear words to his dad’s voice synthesizer as a prank Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL in 2001 a man wrestled a 7-foot bull shark to retrieve the severed arm of his nephew. After saving the boy the man dived back in, seized the shark and wrestled it to shore where a ranger shot it. The arm was pried from its gullet, put on ice, rushed to the hospital and successfully sewed back on

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TIL in 2001 a man wrestled a 7-foot bull shark to retrieve the severed arm of his nephew. After saving the boy the man dived back in, seized the shark and wrestled it to shore where a ranger shot it.

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TIL that Leonardo DiCaprio blocked a film he was in from being released in the US and Canada. The producer of the film has released it on the Internet, and drafted a letter to Leo about it.

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TIL that Leonardo DiCaprio blocked a film he was in from being released in the US and Canada. The producer of the film has released it on the Internet, and drafted a letter to Leo about it. Source: top scoring

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TIL A Russian cargo plane was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistian with six crew members aboard. After being held captive in Kandahar for over a year, the crewmen were able to overpower their captors, retake their plane and fly it out of Afghanistan to safety.

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TIL A Russian cargo plane was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistian with six crew members aboard. After being held captive in Kandahar for over a year, the crewmen were able to overpower their captors, retake their plane and fly

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TIL that a black fungus that grew inside Chernobyl that eats harmful radiation is proposed as a possible dish for future astronauts

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TIL that a black fungus that grew inside Chernobyl that eats harmful radiation is proposed as a possible dish for future astronauts submitted by Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL Sleeping Beauty herself only has 18 lines of dialogue in the entire movie.

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TIL Sleeping Beauty herself only has 18 lines of dialogue in the entire movie. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian use.

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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian

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TIL Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.

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TIL Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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