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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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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 in the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

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TIL in the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

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TIL the Air Force learned by flying its C-17s in a large V formation similar to geese, they saved more than 10 percent of fuel — or millions of dollars

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TIL the Air Force learned by flying its C-17s in a large V formation similar to geese, they saved more than 10 percent of fuel — or millions of dollars submitted by Pemulis [link] [504 comments] Source: top scoring links

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TIL that in 1976 a Japanese ultranationalist porn actor died after flying a plane into the house of a yakuza don to punish him for accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Lockheed & betraying the samurai code

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TIL that in 1976 a Japanese ultranationalist porn actor died after flying a plane into the house of a yakuza don to punish him for accepting millions of dollars in bribes from Lockheed & betraying the samurai code submitted by

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TIL the largest single bloc of opposition to the elimination of the penny from American currency circulation is the zinc industry, who earns millions per year from their production.

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TIL the largest single bloc of opposition to the elimination of the penny from American currency circulation is the zinc industry, who earns millions per year from their production. submitted by Daniel_A_Johnson [link] [1888 comments] Source: top scoring links :

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YSK H&R Block may not get you your millions back America

YSK H&R Block may not get you your millions back America I used H&R Block and they said I was getting a federal return of about $ 150 and were going to charge me around $ 50. I knew that

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How do countries exchange such large sums of money (when borrowing millions of dollars for instance), and where does it go?

How do countries exchange such large sums of money (when borrowing millions of dollars for instance), and where does it go? For instance, when China lends money to other countries or someone bails out Greece. Is it transferred digitally, in

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TIL In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or death. And there was the possibility too, the children were told, of spontaneous combustion; just one drink of alcohol might cause their bodies to go up in flames.

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TIL In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or death. And there was the possibility too, the children were told, of spontaneous combustion; just one drink

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TIL Law professor Roger Fisher suggested that nuclear launch codes be implanted in a volunteer’s heart. The president would be required to personally take the life of an innocent person before taking the lives of hundreds of millions.

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TIL Law professor Roger Fisher suggested that nuclear launch codes be implanted in a volunteer’s heart. The president would be required to personally take the life of an innocent person before taking the lives of hundreds of millions. submitted by

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