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TIL in 1990, a 15 year old girl testified before Congress, describing how Iraqi soldiers killed babies in a Kuwaiti hospital. This helped stir US favor for the Gulf War. The girl was later found to be the daughter of a Kuwaiti ambassador, and her story fabricated by American PR firm Hill & Knowlton

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TIL in 1990, a 15 year old girl testified before Congress, describing how Iraqi soldiers killed babies in a Kuwaiti hospital. This helped stir US favor for the Gulf War. The girl was later found to be the daughter of

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YSK to check for a charity’s Financial Health, Transparency, and Accountability before donating.

YSK to check for a charity’s Financial Health, Transparency, and Accountability before donating. Charity Navigator is a non profit charity which rates other charities comprehensively in two categories: 1) Financial Health and 2) Transparency and Accountability. Sadly, not all charities

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TIL that hours before his death Edgar Allen Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore. He was incoherent, wearing another man’s clothes, and unable to explain how he got there. The cause of his death is an unsolved mystery.

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TIL that hours before his death Edgar Allen Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore. He was incoherent, wearing another man’s clothes, and unable to explain how he got there. The cause of his death is an unsolved mystery.

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TIL Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace.

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TIL Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of

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TIL that while filming Hans Gruber’s death scene in Die Hard, Alan Rickman was dropped a full second before he expected to fall, resulting in the look of shock present in the film.

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TIL that while filming Hans Gruber’s death scene in Die Hard, Alan Rickman was dropped a full second before he expected to fall, resulting in the look of shock present in the film. submitted by daniel_decrissio [link] [1025 comments] Source:

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TIL that 71 years before Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells refused to give up her seat on a train and was thrown off by a group of white men. She later cofounded the NAACP but was kept off the list of founders by W.E.B. Du Bois.

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TIL that 71 years before Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells refused to give up her seat on a train and was thrown off by a group of white men. She later cofounded the NAACP but was kept off the list

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TIL that in 1996, Rage Against the Machine played Saturday Night Live with host Steve Forbes. In protest of billionaires like Forbes, they hung two upside-down flags from their stage, against the wishes of staff. After a confrontation with SNL stagehands, they were kicked out before the second song.

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TIL that in 1996, Rage Against the Machine played Saturday Night Live with host Steve Forbes. In protest of billionaires like Forbes, they hung two upside-down flags from their stage, against the wishes of staff. After a confrontation with SNL

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NSFW: My penis goes almost all the way into my scrotum whenever I get a burst of adrenaline, like before a fight, is that normal?

NSFW: My penis goes almost all the way into my scrotum whenever I get a burst of adrenaline, like before a fight, is that normal? I am circumcised and I have a normal 5.5" penis when erect, when not it's

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TIL Russia didn’t consider beer to be an alcoholic beverage until 2011. Before then it was classified as a soft drink.

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TIL Russia didn’t consider beer to be an alcoholic beverage until 2011. Before then it was classified as a soft drink. submitted by Loouis [link] [393 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL There was a Parrot named Alex that had a vocabulary of over 100 words. He was said to have the intelligence of a 5 year old. The last words he said to his trainer before passing away were “See you tomorrow, be good. I love you!”

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TIL There was a Parrot named Alex that had a vocabulary of over 100 words. He was said to have the intelligence of a 5 year old. The last words he said to his trainer before passing away were “See

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