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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 Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace.

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TIL Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of

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TIL in 2005 a glitch in World of Warcraft allowed a plague to spread in the game leading non-infected players to abandon cities while those infected were forced into quarantines. It was later studied by epidemiologists to see how real life people would react to a pandemic.

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TIL in 2005 a glitch in World of Warcraft allowed a plague to spread in the game leading non-infected players to abandon cities while those infected were forced into quarantines. It was later studied by epidemiologists to see how real

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TIL tech companies often test new products in New Zealand because they’re an ethnically diverse, tech-savvy, and English-speaking nation, yet still relatively isolated. If a product is a flop there, news is unlikely to spread quickly to the rest of the world and damage a company’s reputation.

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TIL tech companies often test new products in New Zealand because they’re an ethnically diverse, tech-savvy, and English-speaking nation, yet still relatively isolated. If a product is a flop there, news is unlikely to spread quickly to the rest of

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TIL A Woman in Oregon started a wildfire to give some work to her bored firefighter friends. Eventually, the fire, named as the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire, spread to about 80 square miles — 51,000 acres — costing nearly $8 million to fight and took two months to bring under complete control.

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TIL A Woman in Oregon started a wildfire to give some work to her bored firefighter friends. Eventually, the fire, named as the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire, spread to about 80 square miles — 51,000 acres — costing nearly million to

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If all the profit from one Walmart was spread equally amongst it’s employees, how much would each employee get?

If all the profit from one Walmart was spread equally amongst it’s employees, how much would each employee get? submitted by swishandswallow [link] [3 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL Chick-fil-A last year began using chicken raised without antibiotics to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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TIL Chick-fil-A last year began using chicken raised without antibiotics to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria submitted by wsh009 [link] [1810 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his company, money and influence to spread and legitimize antisemitic views. He blamed every national problem on Jews, from strikes to depressions, and received the “Grand Cross of the German Eagle” from the Nazis in 1938.

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TIL Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his company, money and influence to spread and legitimize antisemitic views. He blamed every national problem on Jews, from strikes to depressions, and received the “Grand Cross of

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YSK that the little paper cups used to hold ketchup can be spread open to make for easier dipping.

YSK that the little paper cups used to hold ketchup can be spread open to make for easier dipping. You know, the ones you get in Burger King, McDonald's, etc. They normally don't tear like the one in my picture.

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The Cosby Show prided itself in having “global appeal”. Today, which shows (films, music, culture) have their popularity spread most evenly across the broadest demographics?

The Cosby Show prided itself in having “global appeal”. Today, which shows (films, music, culture) have their popularity spread most evenly across the broadest demographics? What in popular culture has bucked the trend of appealing to increasingly specialized demographics? Who

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