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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their sales had already plummeted. ’60 Minutes’ never apologized.

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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their

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TIL in 1986 the United Way released 1.5 million balloons in Cleveland as a publicity stunt. It clogged the land and waterways of NE Ohio, shut down an airport runway, and forced the Coast Guard to suspend a search and rescue of 2 men who ended up drowning.

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TIL in 1986 the United Way released 1.5 million balloons in Cleveland as a publicity stunt. It clogged the land and waterways of NE Ohio, shut down an airport runway, and forced the Coast Guard to suspend a search and

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TIL, for over 20 years, Cuba has been aiding and treating more than 18,000 children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, for free.

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TIL, for over 20 years, Cuba has been aiding and treating more than 18,000 children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, for free. submitted by ThePis7olStar [link] [535 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL in 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a large male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, even stroking the boy’s back. The incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.

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TIL in 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a large male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, even stroking the boy’s back.

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TIL that since the global ban on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan is thought to have killed more than 14,000 whales for alleged scientific-research. The whale meat is then sold at market.

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TIL that since the global ban on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan is thought to have killed more than 14,000 whales for alleged scientific-research. The whale meat is then sold at market. submitted by DonTago [link] [560 comments] Source: top

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TIL in 1986 a Kansas sheriff rented a camera and VCR from his local video store, filming a 90 minute sex tape with his wife. Upon returning the equipment, he inadvertently left the tape inside the VCR. Soon enough, his whole town had watched and passed around copies of “The Sheriff Rides Again”.

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TIL in 1986 a Kansas sheriff rented a camera and VCR from his local video store, filming a 90 minute sex tape with his wife. Upon returning the equipment, he inadvertently left the tape inside the VCR. Soon enough, his

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TIL that at age 9, Ron McNair, the African-American astronaut later killed in the Challenger explosion in 1986, refused to leave a segregated public library after the librarian rejected his request to check out some books. The police were called, as was his mother.

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TIL that at age 9, Ron McNair, the African-American astronaut later killed in the Challenger explosion in 1986, refused to leave a segregated public library after the librarian rejected his request to check out some books. The police were called,

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TIL in 1986 an actual ‘cloud of death’ swept through an area of Cameroon, suddenly asphyxiating everything in its path, including 4 villages, 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock

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TIL in 1986 an actual ‘cloud of death’ swept through an area of Cameroon, suddenly asphyxiating everything in its path, including 4 villages, 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock submitted by ehjaywalters [link] [261 comments] Source: Today I Learned (TIL)

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If you were born on Jan 1, 1986…

If you were born on Jan 1, 1986… You're now exactly 10,000 days old. submitted by JohnnySweetness [link] [2 comments] Source: You Should Know

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TIL before the 1986 All-Star Three point shootout, Larry Bird walked in to the locker room where all the other contestants were getting ready and asked “Which one of you motherfuckers is coming in second?”

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TIL before the 1986 All-Star Three point shootout, Larry Bird walked in to the locker room where all the other contestants were getting ready and asked “Which one of you motherfuckers is coming in second?” submitted by jimtracysmyhomeboy [link] [332

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