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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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Suicide is among the top ten cause of deaths in the developed world, while in the developing world it is very low. Why is this?

Suicide is among the top ten cause of deaths in the developed world, while in the developing world it is very low. Why is this? <!– SC_OFF –><div class="md"><p>I dont get replies on AskScience so I am posting here.</p> <p>The

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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 Sergei Bubka repeatedly and deliberately broke the world pole vault record by the smallest possible height so he could cash in on a Nike bonus with each new record. In a two-year span, he broke his own world record 14 times.

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TIL Sergei Bubka repeatedly and deliberately broke the world pole vault record by the smallest possible height so he could cash in on a Nike bonus with each new record. In a two-year span, he broke his own world record

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TIL Henry Moseley, the scientist that pioneered the concept of the atomic number, volunteered for combat duty in World War I, and was killed by a Turkish sniper. As a result of his death, scientists were later prevented from enlisting in the military.

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TIL Henry Moseley, the scientist that pioneered the concept of the atomic number, volunteered for combat duty in World War I, and was killed by a Turkish sniper. As a result of his death, scientists were later prevented from enlisting

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TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds for that purpose.

TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds

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TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds for that purpose.

TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds

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TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds for that purpose.

TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds

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TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds for that purpose.

TIL that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised the tolls on bridges and tunnels by 56% to help pay for the construction of the One World Trade Center, then decided against using any of the proceeds

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TIL 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.

TIL 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India. submitted by sghanta [link] [2058 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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