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TIL the original candidate for DC Comics’ first headlining black superhero was Black Bomber, a white racist who turned into a black superhero under stress. He was described by historian Don Markstein as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all."

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TIL the original candidate for DC Comics’ first headlining black superhero was Black Bomber, a white racist who turned into a black superhero under stress. He was described by historian Don Markstein as "an insult to practically everybody with any

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TIL there’s a stinging plant called the Gympie Gympie that produces a toxin so painful, it’s driven people and animals to suicide. It’s been described as being sprayed with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time. A man was reported to have shot himself after using the leaves as toilet paper.

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TIL there’s a stinging plant called the Gympie Gympie that produces a toxin so painful, it’s driven people and animals to suicide. It’s been described as being sprayed with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time. A man was

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One of the characters in Go Set A Watchman is described as having “developed all the latent characteristics of a three-dollar bill”. What does that mean?

One of the characters in Go Set A Watchman is described as having “developed all the latent characteristics of a three-dollar bill”. What does that mean? My initial assumption is that it refers to someone being gay; as I'm familiar

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TIL that 23 year old, Joe Arridy, a intellectually disabled man with an IQ of 46, was wrongfully executed in 1939. He was known for playing with his toy train that the prison warden gave him as a present while on death row. Guards and Inmates described him as “the happiest prisoner on death row”

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TIL that 23 year old, Joe Arridy, a intellectually disabled man with an IQ of 46, was wrongfully executed in 1939. He was known for playing with his toy train that the prison warden gave him as a present while

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TIL After Columbus’s first voyage, he described the natives as “so naive and so free with their possessions…When you ask for something…they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone…” He promised from his next voyage “as much gold…and as many slaves” as the crown asks.

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TIL After Columbus’s first voyage, he described the natives as “so naive and so free with their possessions…When you ask for something…they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone…” He promised from his next voyage

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TIL Jiminy Cricket was initially drawn as a realistic cricket, but Disney wanted something more likable, so the supervising animator came up with what he described as a “little man with an egg head and no ears”, saying “the only thing that makes him a cricket is because we call him one.”

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TIL Jiminy Cricket was initially drawn as a realistic cricket, but Disney wanted something more likable, so the supervising animator came up with what he described as a “little man with an egg head and no ears”, saying “the only

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TIL the first time Reddit was mentioned in the New York Times, it was described as “foolish collectivism” that “grinds away the Web’s edges and saps it of its humanity”. (June 10, 2006)

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TIL the first time Reddit was mentioned in the New York Times, it was described as “foolish collectivism” that “grinds away the Web’s edges and saps it of its humanity”. (June 10, 2006) submitted by MXBQ [link] [1257 comments] Source:

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TIL Monty Python’s Life of Brian was mainly financed by George Harrison after EMI withdrew their funding. Harrison put up the money for it as he “wanted to see the movie” (this was later described by Terry Jones as the “world’s most expensive cinema ticket”).

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TIL Monty Python’s Life of Brian was mainly financed by George Harrison after EMI withdrew their funding. Harrison put up the money for it as he “wanted to see the movie” (this was later described by Terry Jones as the

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When a city like New York or Miami is described as being rich, how is that wealth being measured?

When a city like New York or Miami is described as being rich, how is that wealth being measured? Is there an equivalent of a GDP for a single city? Both New York and Miami have a good deal of

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TIL of John Michell, a scientist of the 1700s, described as being “so far ahead of his scientific contemporaries that his ideas languished in obscurity, until they were re-invented more than a century later.” -the first person to propose the existence of black holes and much more.

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TIL of John Michell, a scientist of the 1700s, described as being “so far ahead of his scientific contemporaries that his ideas languished in obscurity, until they were re-invented more than a century later.” -the first person to propose the

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