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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 in 1997, Apple Stock hit a 12-year low in that was at least partially caused by a single sale of 1.5 million shares ($22.5 million) by an anonymous party. This helped Jobs convince the board to oust CEO Gil Amelio and appoint him as the replacement. Jobs was revealed to be the anonymous party

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TIL in 1997, Apple Stock hit a 12-year low in that was at least partially caused by a single sale of 1.5 million shares (.5 million) by an anonymous party. This helped Jobs convince the board to oust CEO Gil

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TIL that since its creation in July 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped return more than $10.1 billion to more than 17 million consumers tricked by deceptive financial practices

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TIL that since its creation in July 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped return more than .1 billion to more than 17 million consumers tricked by deceptive financial practices submitted by grizzburger [link] [459 comments] Source: top scoring

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TIL a man trapped in a coma for 12 years was aware of everything. His hatred of Barney reruns constantly playing helped him to regain control of his mind.

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TIL a man trapped in a coma for 12 years was aware of everything. His hatred of Barney reruns constantly playing helped him to regain control of his mind. submitted by MakeMeBeautifulDuet [link] [746 comments] Source: top scoring links :

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TIL about Tilly Smith who, at age 10, helped save her family and hundreds of tourists in Thailand from the 2004 tsunami by recognizing warning signs of a tsunami that she had learned in her geography class two weeks earlier.

TIL about Tilly Smith who, at age 10, helped save her family and hundreds of tourists in Thailand from the 2004 tsunami by recognizing warning signs of a tsunami that she had learned in her geography class two weeks earlier.

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TIL the author of Jaws dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he inadvertently helped create.

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TIL the author of Jaws dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he inadvertently helped create. submitted by N1-L3 [link] [334 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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YSK That only 21 States currently have Good Samaritan Laws, this prevents a rescuer/citizen who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress from being successfully sued for wrongdoing.

YSK That only 21 States currently have Good Samaritan Laws, this prevents a rescuer/citizen who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress from being successfully sued for wrongdoing. Was surprised to see not that many states enforce this law. I

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TIL in 2010 a homeless man saved a woman from a knife attack in New York. He was stabbed trying to help, yet still chased the assailant before collapsing from his wounds. CCTV cameras captured over 20 people walk past him. Some stared, none helped. He later died on the sidewalk where he fell.

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TIL in 2010 a homeless man saved a woman from a knife attack in New York. He was stabbed trying to help, yet still chased the assailant before collapsing from his wounds. CCTV cameras captured over 20 people walk past

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TIL that during the global hop shortage of 2008, the Samuel Adams Beer Company sold 20,000 pounds of their excess hops to over 200 craft breweries, at cost. This helped prevent the breweries from going out of business.

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TIL that during the global hop shortage of 2008, the Samuel Adams Beer Company sold 20,000 pounds of their excess hops to over 200 craft breweries, at cost. This helped prevent the breweries from going out of business. submitted by

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TIL that Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton ever found, was going to be put in a private collection before companies including Disney and McDonald’s helped fund the Field Museum’s effort to purchase her for display to the public.

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TIL that Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton ever found, was going to be put in a private collection before companies including Disney and McDonald’s helped fund the Field Museum’s effort to purchase her for display to the

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