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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn.

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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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YSK that many food additives in the U.S have not been proven to be safe, despite the GRAS designation

YSK that many food additives in the U.S have not been proven to be safe, despite the GRAS designation <!– SC_OFF –><div class="md"><p>Due to a legal loophole introduced in the 1950&#39;s, companies can add new ingredients to food with little

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TIL Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

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TIL Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but

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TIL in 2004 a Texas man was put to death for killing his family in an arson attack. The jailhouse snitch admitted he lied, and top scientists/investigators have not been able to find any reason to think the house fire was anything other than a freak accident.

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TIL in 2004 a Texas man was put to death for killing his family in an arson attack. The jailhouse snitch admitted he lied, and top scientists/investigators have not been able to find any reason to think the house fire

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TIL if you have one Irish grandparent, you are eligible for Irish citizenship (w/ fee). You don’t need to have even been to Ireland or know the first thing about the country to apply. For non-Europeans, this means you get a passport that allows you to work and live anywhere in the EU.

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TIL if you have one Irish grandparent, you are eligible for Irish citizenship (w/ fee). You don’t need to have even been to Ireland or know the first thing about the country to apply. For non-Europeans, this means you get

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Has there been a study conducted that investigates the most efficient method of contacting your congressman?

Has there been a study conducted that investigates the most efficient method of contacting your congressman? Everyone has heard of contact your local congressman if an issue bothers you. I’m wondering if anyone has done a study measuring how many

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TIL While the “Shining” was playing in New York and Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick ordered projectionists to cut the original final scene from the film by hand, and mail the deleted film strips back to Warner Bros. The original ending has never been released since.

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TIL While the “Shining” was playing in New York and Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick ordered projectionists to cut the original final scene from the film by hand, and mail the deleted film strips back to Warner Bros. The original ending

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If someone is convicted of a felony but later evidence exonerates them, do they have to say they’ve been convicted of a felony when asked by potential employers?

If someone is convicted of a felony but later evidence exonerates them, do they have to say they’ve been convicted of a felony when asked by potential employers? Possibly stupid question. submitted by not_folie [link] [3 comments] Source: reddit answers:

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TIL of ‘euphemism treadmill’ a process in which a correct term is eventually perceived as an insult. For example, mental retardation which replaced a term deemed as offensive, is now viewed as politically incorrect and has been replaced by intellectual disabilities.

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TIL of ‘euphemism treadmill’ a process in which a correct term is eventually perceived as an insult. For example, mental retardation which replaced a term deemed as offensive, is now viewed as politically incorrect and has been replaced by intellectual

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