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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn.

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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL of The Hole. A facility owned and operated by the Church of Scientology that held executives against their will for months at a time. Abuse and humiliation tactics were used to force confessions from members who were believed to have counter intentions from the church and its leader

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TIL of The Hole. A facility owned and operated by the Church of Scientology that held executives against their will for months at a time. Abuse and humiliation tactics were used to force confessions from members who were believed to

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TIL the engineer who designed the Japanese Kamikaze dive-bombing planes of WWII felt bad about his role in the war, so at its end, he decided to use his skills for peace by designing the body of the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), which has, to this day, operated with zero accident-caused fatalities.

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TIL the engineer who designed the Japanese Kamikaze dive-bombing planes of WWII felt bad about his role in the war, so at its end, he decided to use his skills for peace by designing the body of the Shinkansen (Bullet

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What are those wheeled platforms that travel on train tracks and are operated by pumping a lever?

What are those wheeled platforms that travel on train tracks and are operated by pumping a lever? It looks like a see-saw on top of a wheeled platform. One or two people stand on the platform and pump the "see-saw"

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TIL over 80% of the world’s eyewear manufacturer and retailer brands are owned and operated by Luxottica Group, a main reason why glasses are so expensive.

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TIL over 80% of the world’s eyewear manufacturer and retailer brands are owned and operated by Luxottica Group, a main reason why glasses are so expensive. submitted by webshare101 [link] [752 comments] Source: Today I Learned (TIL)

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