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TIL: In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank, and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow an oil well fire out. They called the device Big Wind.

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TIL: In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank, and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow

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TIL of Klaatu, a mystery band so good they were thought to be a secret reunion of The Beatles. The rumors snowballed until they were selling 20,000 copies per day in the U.S. alone, reached the Top 40 Billboard worldwide, and were covered by the biggest artist of the time, until they were found out.

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TIL of Klaatu, a mystery band so good they were thought to be a secret reunion of The Beatles. The rumors snowballed until they were selling 20,000 copies per day in the U.S. alone, reached the Top 40 Billboard worldwide,

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YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out.

YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out. Save yourself the embarrassment of pushing when you should have pulled. submitted by InaudibleDirge [link] [148 comments] Source: You Should Know

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YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out.

YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out. Save yourself the embarrassment of pushing when you should have pulled. submitted by InaudibleDirge [link] [114 comments] Source: You Should Know

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YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out.

YSK that, per U.S. fire code, exit/entrance doors on public buildings open out. Save yourself the embarrassment of pushing when you should have pulled. submitted by InaudibleDirge [link] [77 comments] Source: You Should Know

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TIL: When the Romans returned from France and Germany with blonde slaves, some Roman women tried copying the look by dying their hair blond, only for it to fall out. Instead the women cut off the slaves hair to use as wigs.

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TIL: When the Romans returned from France and Germany with blonde slaves, some Roman women tried copying the look by dying their hair blond, only for it to fall out. Instead the women cut off the slaves hair to use

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YSK about the Collaborative Consumption directory, find any type of product or service to rent or rent out.

YSK about the Collaborative Consumption directory, find any type of product or service to rent or rent out. Airbnb has become extremely popular over the last couple years, but most people aren't aware that there's an entire economy of products

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TIL British officers imprisoned in Colditz castle, an ‘escape-proof’ Nazi POW camp, tried to escape by tunneling out. They emerged instead in a German colonel’s wine cellar, where they proceeded to drink 137 bottles of wine, fill them with urine, and place them back on the shelves.

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TIL British officers imprisoned in Colditz castle, an ‘escape-proof’ Nazi POW camp, tried to escape by tunneling out. They emerged instead in a German colonel’s wine cellar, where they proceeded to drink 137 bottles of wine, fill them with urine,

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Really simple math question I can’t figure out.

Really simple math question I can’t figure out. My maths is terrible. Here's the question, if I earn 6.25 an/hr after a 25% tax cut, then what would my pre-tax pay be? submitted by yorkdecember [link] [4 comments] Source: reddit

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TIL that Marion Tinsley played checkers for 45 years and lost only 7 games. He once beat a computer program, and later analysis showed that Tinsley had played the only possible winning strategy from 64 moves out.

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TIL that Marion Tinsley played checkers for 45 years and lost only 7 games. He once beat a computer program, and later analysis showed that Tinsley had played the only possible winning strategy from 64 moves out. submitted by Whind_Soull

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