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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost $2K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper using raised dots instead of ink, weighs a few lbs, and costs only $350.

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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper

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TIL the Yapese use large stone “coins” for money which can weigh up to 8,800 lbs. Rather than move them, they usually just keep track of who the owner is. When one was lost at sea, people continued to “trade” it even though it was never recovered, since they all agreed it must still exist.

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TIL the Yapese use large stone “coins” for money which can weigh up to 8,800 lbs. Rather than move them, they usually just keep track of who the owner is. When one was lost at sea, people continued to “trade”

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TIL: while exploring the newly discovered Yellowstone, Truman Everts got separated from the group. His horse then ran away with supplies, he fell on his campfire, fell hip deep into a geyser, and was finally found crawling months later with frostbite weighing a mere 55 lbs.

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TIL: while exploring the newly discovered Yellowstone, Truman Everts got separated from the group. His horse then ran away with supplies, he fell on his campfire, fell hip deep into a geyser, and was finally found crawling months later with

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TIL that in 1963, some Barbie dolls came with a book entitled “How to Lose Weight” which advised “Don’t eat!” and a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs.

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TIL that in 1963, some Barbie dolls came with a book entitled “How to Lose Weight” which advised “Don’t eat!” and a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs. submitted by The_CT_Kid [link] [2300 comments] Source: top scoring links :

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TIL that the body fat of a 440 lbs woman caught fire during cremation and almost destroyed the entire facility. Because of this, new crematories are being built to hold individuals weighing up to 1,000 lbs.

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TIL that the body fat of a 440 lbs woman caught fire during cremation and almost destroyed the entire facility. Because of this, new crematories are being built to hold individuals weighing up to 1,000 lbs. submitted by turtle_in_trenchcoat [link]

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