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TIL When Adolf Hitler decided to commit suicide, he fed some cyanide to his dog to make sure it worked. His private nurse later said that the people in the bunker were more distraught by the death of his dog than that of his wife, Eva Braun.

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TIL When Adolf Hitler decided to commit suicide, he fed some cyanide to his dog to make sure it worked. His private nurse later said that the people in the bunker were more distraught by the death of his dog

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TIL – A Brazilian invented caller ID technology more than 25 years ago. Today he is in 40 lawsuits claiming for his royalties that, in total, are more than 25 billion dollars

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TIL – A Brazilian invented caller ID technology more than 25 years ago. Today he is in 40 lawsuits claiming for his royalties that, in total, are more than 25 billion dollars Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that in 1995, less than half of the US approved of interracial marriages.

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TIL that in 1995, less than half of the US approved of interracial marriages. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.

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TIL Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL there are a class of people in Japan referred to as Cyber Homeless who live at cyber cafes because they are a cheaper alternative than an apartment. The cafes offer free showers and sell underwear.

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TIL there are a class of people in Japan referred to as Cyber Homeless who live at cyber cafes because they are a cheaper alternative than an apartment. The cafes offer free showers and sell underwear. submitted by Lolzzergrush [link]

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TIL Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

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TIL Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but

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TIL more salt is used for de-icing roads (8% of global manufactured salt) than for human consumption (6%).

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TIL more salt is used for de-icing roads (8% of global manufactured salt) than for human consumption (6%). submitted by nerbovig [link] [1534 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL in 2004 a Texas man was put to death for killing his family in an arson attack. The jailhouse snitch admitted he lied, and top scientists/investigators have not been able to find any reason to think the house fire was anything other than a freak accident.

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TIL in 2004 a Texas man was put to death for killing his family in an arson attack. The jailhouse snitch admitted he lied, and top scientists/investigators have not been able to find any reason to think the house fire

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TIL that if you drive one mile to the convenience store to buy a Powerball ticket, you are eight times more likely to die than win the jackpot

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TIL that if you drive one mile to the convenience store to buy a Powerball ticket, you are eight times more likely to die than win the jackpot submitted by akatsuk1 [link] [991 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL a 1913 survey of US children working under difficult conditions in factories found that 412 out of 500 would rather work in sweatshops than the “monotony, humiliation, and cruelty” of school.

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TIL a 1913 survey of US children working under difficult conditions in factories found that 412 out of 500 would rather work in sweatshops than the “monotony, humiliation, and cruelty” of school. submitted by c10layman [link] [582 comments] Source: top

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