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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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TIL at least 3 suspicious deaths have occurred inside the Scientologist owned Fort Harrison Hotel, with authorities deciding in favor of the Church in each case. In 1997 alone, police received over 160 emergency calls from inside the hotel, but were denied entry into the building every single time.

TIL at least 3 suspicious deaths have occurred inside the Scientologist owned Fort Harrison Hotel, with authorities deciding in favor of the Church in each case. In 1997 alone, police received over 160 emergency calls from inside the hotel, but

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TIL at least 3 suspicious deaths have occurred inside the Scientologist owned Fort Harrison Hotel, with authorities deciding in favor of the Church in each case. In 1997 alone, police received over 160 emergency calls from inside the hotel, but were denied entry into the building every single time.

TIL at least 3 suspicious deaths have occurred inside the Scientologist owned Fort Harrison Hotel, with authorities deciding in favor of the Church in each case. In 1997 alone, police received over 160 emergency calls from inside the hotel, but

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TIL that rats feel empathy to such a degree that they will ignore a lever that releases a tempting chocolate treat in favor of one that saves a drowning friend

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TIL that rats feel empathy to such a degree that they will ignore a lever that releases a tempting chocolate treat in favor of one that saves a drowning friend submitted by pnw_smalls [link] [565 comments] Source: top scoring links

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TIL a lobsters brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed.

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TIL a lobsters brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor

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LPT: When asking if someone’s available to do you a favor, mention what that favor is before they answer.

LPT: When asking if someone’s available to do you a favor, mention what that favor is before they answer. Explanation: Avoid asking question like "What time do you get off work?" or "Hey, do you have plans for the weekend

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TIL in 1929 the US supreme court voted 8 -1 in favor a Euginics program requiring forced sterilization of citizens deemed not smart enough to reproduce

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TIL in 1929 the US supreme court voted 8 -1 in favor a Euginics program requiring forced sterilization of citizens deemed not smart enough to reproduce submitted by JetreL [link] [3569 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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LPT: When you know someone is going to ask you to do something that isn’t an everyday obligation (say a chore, favor, give a raise), offer to do part of it before they ask, and you won’t have to do it all.

LPT: When you know someone is going to ask you to do something that isn’t an everyday obligation (say a chore, favor, give a raise), offer to do part of it before they ask, and you won’t have to do

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TIL In 2005, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the application of Eminent Domain to kick homeowners off of their property so private developers could build hotels, health clubs, and condos in New London, Connecticut. 8 years later, the abandoned property remains an overgrown, barren field.

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TIL In 2005, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the application of Eminent Domain to kick homeowners off of their property so private developers could build hotels, health clubs, and condos in New London, Connecticut. 8 years later,

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