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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 in 1990, a 15 year old girl testified before Congress, describing how Iraqi soldiers killed babies in a Kuwaiti hospital. This helped stir US favor for the Gulf War. The girl was later found to be the daughter of a Kuwaiti ambassador, and her story fabricated by American PR firm Hill & Knowlton

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TIL in 1990, a 15 year old girl testified before Congress, describing how Iraqi soldiers killed babies in a Kuwaiti hospital. This helped stir US favor for the Gulf War. The girl was later found to be the daughter of

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TIL Alan Rickman dated the same woman for over 40 years. In 2012 he married her in a secret ceremony, then walked over the Brooklyn Bridge together. They didnt tell anybody until last year.

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TIL Alan Rickman dated the same woman for over 40 years. In 2012 he married her in a secret ceremony, then walked over the Brooklyn Bridge together. They didnt tell anybody until last year. submitted by PM_me_Venn_diagrams [link] [1348 comments]

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TIL that Mark Spitz, nine time olympic champion, jokingly told the Russian swim team coach in 1972 that his moustache increased his speed in the water, deflecting water away from his mouth. The next year, every Russian swimmer was sporting one.

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TIL that Mark Spitz, nine time olympic champion, jokingly told the Russian swim team coach in 1972 that his moustache increased his speed in the water, deflecting water away from his mouth. The next year, every Russian swimmer was sporting

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TIL electric vehicles predate the model T, and in the year 1900, comprised 38% of cars on the road

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TIL electric vehicles predate the model T, and in the year 1900, comprised 38% of cars on the road submitted by DaB0mb0 [link] [533 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that, in 1818, an Englishman accused of murder demanded a trial by combat. Surprisingly, the law that allowed for trial by combat was still valid, and the man was acquitted when his accuser declined the offer of battle. Trial by combat was abolished the following year.

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TIL that, in 1818, an Englishman accused of murder demanded a trial by combat. Surprisingly, the law that allowed for trial by combat was still valid, and the man was acquitted when his accuser declined the offer of battle. Trial

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YSK you can buy your own cable modem instead of renting it from your ISP. It will usually pay for itself in under a year.

YSK you can buy your own cable modem instead of renting it from your ISP. It will usually pay for itself in under a year. Comcast in my region charges around $ 8/mo for a modem rental, and you can

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TIL There was a Parrot named Alex that had a vocabulary of over 100 words. He was said to have the intelligence of a 5 year old. The last words he said to his trainer before passing away were “See you tomorrow, be good. I love you!”

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TIL There was a Parrot named Alex that had a vocabulary of over 100 words. He was said to have the intelligence of a 5 year old. The last words he said to his trainer before passing away were “See

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I shave at least twice a week and I’ve had the same can of Barbasol for well over a year. How do they stay in business?

I shave at least twice a week and I’ve had the same can of Barbasol for well over a year. How do they stay in business? submitted by SLEEPUNDERGR0UND [link] [4 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL of a three year old Russian girl who survived for 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and returned with rescuers.

TIL of a three year old Russian girl who survived for 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and

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