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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 Bizzy Bone, of Bone Thugs and Harmony, was one of the first few abducted children in America that was rescued due to the efforts of John Walsh and America’s Most Wanted.

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TIL Bizzy Bone, of Bone Thugs and Harmony, was one of the first few abducted children in America that was rescued due to the efforts of John Walsh and America’s Most Wanted. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL a child that was Bart’s age when The Simpson’s first premiered would now be the same age as Homer.

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TIL a child that was Bart’s age when The Simpson’s first premiered would now be the same age as Homer. submitted by SashaTheBOLD [link] [1210 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that most experienced Disney animators chose to work on Pocahontas instead of the Lion King because many at Disney had little faith in the project, leaving mostly first time animators working on the Lion King.

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TIL that most experienced Disney animators chose to work on Pocahontas instead of the Lion King because many at Disney had little faith in the project, leaving mostly first time animators working on the Lion King. submitted by dasfiskitak [link]

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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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TIL Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad’s first word upon setting foot on the Moon was “Whoopee!” in order to win a $500 bet with an Italian journalist that NASA didn’t script astronaut declarations.

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TIL Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad’s first word upon setting foot on the Moon was “Whoopee!” in order to win a 0 bet with an Italian journalist that NASA didn’t script astronaut declarations. submitted by KubrickIsMyCopilot [link] [530 comments] Source:

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TIL that Dave Grohl was so intimidated by Kurt Cobain that he hid a lot of the music he made while on tour with Nirvana. After Cobain’s death, the tucked away music would become Foo Fighters first album.

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TIL that Dave Grohl was so intimidated by Kurt Cobain that he hid a lot of the music he made while on tour with Nirvana. After Cobain’s death, the tucked away music would become Foo Fighters first album. submitted by

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TIL the test pilot for the first american jet plane wore a Gorilla mask, a Durby hat, and a Cigar just to mess with other pilots he buzzed. The Pilots were then convinced they were crazy for having seen a Airplane without a propeller with a monkey at the controls.

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TIL the test pilot for the first american jet plane wore a Gorilla mask, a Durby hat, and a Cigar just to mess with other pilots he buzzed. The Pilots were then convinced they were crazy for having seen a

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TIL in 1848, to begin construction on the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, engineers needed to secure a line across the 800-foot chasm. The lead engineer held a kite-flying contest and eventually paid a local boy $5 for securing the first line over the river

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TIL in 1848, to begin construction on the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, engineers needed to secure a line across the 800-foot chasm. The lead engineer held a kite-flying contest and eventually paid a local boy for securing the first line

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TIL that Dr Seuss’s first book was rejected 20+ times. He was on his way to burn it when he ran into a college friend who had just been made children’s editor at Vanguard Press. Seuss later said, ‘If I’d been going down the other side of Madison Ave, I’d be in the dry-cleaning business today.’

TIL that Dr Seuss’s first book was rejected 20+ times. He was on his way to burn it when he ran into a college friend who had just been made children’s editor at Vanguard Press. Seuss later said, ‘If I’d

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