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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 Russian cargo plane was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistian with six crew members aboard. After being held captive in Kandahar for over a year, the crewmen were able to overpower their captors, retake their plane and fly it out of Afghanistan to safety.

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TIL A Russian cargo plane was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistian with six crew members aboard. After being held captive in Kandahar for over a year, the crewmen were able to overpower their captors, retake their plane and fly

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TIL Vin Diesel broke into a Theater in New York with his brother when he was 7 with the intent of vandalizing it. When they were caught, instead of calling the police, the theater’s artistic director offered them roles in an upcoming show, thus starting Diesel’s acting career.

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TIL Vin Diesel broke into a Theater in New York with his brother when he was 7 with the intent of vandalizing it. When they were caught, instead of calling the police, the theater’s artistic director offered them roles in

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TIL that 2,000 Japanese were asked to name the best invention of the 20th Century. Their top two answers were Ramen noodles and Karaoke.

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TIL that 2,000 Japanese were asked to name the best invention of the 20th Century. Their top two answers were Ramen noodles and Karaoke. submitted by sillybun99 [link] [170 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL the mathematician George Dantzig solved two of the most famous problems of statistics, because he came into class too late to hear that they were supposed to be unsolvable

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TIL the mathematician George Dantzig solved two of the most famous problems of statistics, because he came into class too late to hear that they were supposed to be unsolvable submitted by bytelines [link] [395 comments] Source: top scoring links

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YSK about these innovations that were featured at CES 2016

YSK about these innovations that were featured at CES 2016 These are absolutely fascinating, especially the advances in virtual reality and personal theaters. You can read more about it here. submitted by Cheesy1986 [link] [4 comments] Source: You Should Know

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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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TIL after selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, game creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a $70 million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city’s history. He also outbid Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who were also looking to buy the house.

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TIL after selling Minecraft to Microsoft for .5 billion, game creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a million 8-bedroom, 15-bath mansion in Beverly Hills, the most expensive house in the city’s history. He also outbid Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who were also

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TIL the Pyramids were ordered to be disassembled and their blocks used to build dams on the Nile. The chief architect personally opposed, but knew he’d be replaced if he defied orders. So he prepared a false cost analysis showing that freshly quarried stone would cost less: thus saving the Pyramids.

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TIL the Pyramids were ordered to be disassembled and their blocks used to build dams on the Nile. The chief architect personally opposed, but knew he’d be replaced if he defied orders. So he prepared a false cost analysis showing

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TIL David Bowie considered himself a “closet heterosexual,” having declared himself gay in 1972 then bisexual in 1976, but ultimately admitted that those declarations were a mistake.

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TIL David Bowie considered himself a “closet heterosexual,” having declared himself gay in 1972 then bisexual in 1976, but ultimately admitted that those declarations were a mistake. submitted by HorseCode [link] [1029 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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