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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost $2K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper using raised dots instead of ink, weighs a few lbs, and costs only $350.

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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper

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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 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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Patron silver turned green after sitting on the shelf.

Patron silver turned green after sitting on the shelf. <!– SC_OFF –><div class="md"><p>So I&#39;ve had a bottle of Patron tequila for awhile now. It has been opened before and is about half full. However, the silver color has turned to

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TIL photographer Mathew Brady captured over 7000 photos of the US Civil War (including the portrait of Lincoln that would be used for the $5 bill), which have become the most important visual documentation of the period. He died in debt after the US gov’t did not buy his master-copies after the war.

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TIL photographer Mathew Brady captured over 7000 photos of the US Civil War (including the portrait of Lincoln that would be used for the bill), which have become the most important visual documentation of the period. He died in debt

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TIL that the role of April Ludgate was specifically created for Aubrey Plaza, after the casting director met her and felt she was, “weirdest girl I’ve ever met in my life.”

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TIL that the role of April Ludgate was specifically created for Aubrey Plaza, after the casting director met her and felt she was, “weirdest girl I’ve ever met in my life.” submitted by cakebatter [link] [2360 comments] Source: top scoring

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What happens to the blood in the tubes from hospitals after they’re done using it? In other words how do you dispose of blood in a sanitary way?

What happens to the blood in the tubes from hospitals after they’re done using it? In other words how do you dispose of blood in a sanitary way? submitted by spider_cereal [link] [3 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built

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How long after planting does a Coffea Arabica plant start producing cherries?

How long after planting does a Coffea Arabica plant start producing cherries? And does it produce cherries every year? submitted by sadboys2001_ [link] [comment] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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Why do Vietnamese names and words seem to always have a silent “H” after an “N”?

Why do Vietnamese names and words seem to always have a silent “H” after an “N”? A friend of mine has the last name of "Dinh". Another friend is named "Anh". Why the silent h? submitted by ilikeostrichmeat [link] [4

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TIL after selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, game creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a $70 million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city’s history. He also outbid Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who were also looking to buy the house.

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TIL after selling Minecraft to Microsoft for .5 billion, game creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city’s history. He also outbid Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who were also

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