25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

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Life can be a never ending lesson, because if you want you can learn something new every day. One of the best places to do this in the online Reddit community Today I Learned that on the day of its founding in 2008, he joined more than 25 million members. Stream fun and interesting information there is not terminated

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

18-year-old resident of France Adolfo Kaminsky during the Second world war, forged identity cards for Jews. He once worked 3 days in a row without rest to complete the documents for 300 children, and stopped only after losing consciousness from exhaustion. He kept his work secret — his own daughter learned all the details only when I wrote a book of memoirs.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Researchers of animal behavior during the experiment taught African grey parrots to buy food for the tokens. Then the birds joined in pairs: one parrot was given ten tokens, and the other none. Parrots with badges began to distribute their "ruined" the partners so everyone can eat.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Sakuntala Devi from India, also known as the human computer, took root in the 23rd degree of 201 digit number in 50 seconds. The response was tested at the Bureau of standards of the USA in the UNIVAC 1101 computer, for which we had to write a special program.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

The late wrestler BAM BAM Bigelow once rescued three children from a burning house. He received second-degree burns, which covered 40% of his skin, resulting in the two months spent in the hospital and ended his career, as it was unable to return to the ring. When he was asked whether he regrets about his choice, he replied that there was no other way — most importantly, the children are saved.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

In Moscow, people noticed a pack of stray dogs, which usually sends the smallest and most cutest dog beg for food from passers-by, obviously realizing that the chances of success are far higher than if it will be larger and less attractive counterparts.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

A few months before his sudden death of a participant in the American popular science television program "Mythbusters" Grant of Imahara built a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. After spending 3 months in their personal time developing, programming and 3D printing project, he intended to walk with a toy in children's hospitals to cheer up the young patients.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Within 18 months the inhabitants of a village in Wales could not understand why their broadband Internet regularly goes down at 7 am, until the engineers "noticed a large surge of electrical noise". He arose from the fact that one man had cut the TV a very ancient model.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

In 1992, California high school teachers were ordered to paint all "obscene" words in the copies of the book "451 degrees Fahrenheit" in black marker before presenting them to students. The school has stopped the practice after the story broke in the local newspaper.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Winchester Cathedral (England) was built on a swamp and the beginning of XX century was on the verge of destruction, as fell to the ground. The first restoration was carried out in 1905-12 years. The diver by the name of William Walker worked alone in the pitch black water at depths up to 6 meters for five years, laying the Foundation of 25,000 bags of concrete, with 115,000 concrete blocks, and 900,000 bricks. It saved the Cathedral from total collapse.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

During the sinking of the Titanic, many passengers refused to leave, insisting that they are safer on the ship than in a tiny lifeboats. Chief Baker Charles Jupin eventually took responsibility to get abutting passengers on the deck and strength to bring them into the lifeboats.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

In the third season of "the Office" John Krasinski used a wig to be able to simultaneously act in the Comedy "leatherheads", where his character with different hair. Initially, the producer of "the Office" flatly refused ideas with wig, arguing that it would be too noticeable. But he changed his mind during negotiations with John — and that during their conversation took off his wig, which no one knew existed.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

The FBI and the CIA often recruit to their ranks Mormons, because they are usually cheaper to pass the security check, many of them know other languages by missionary journeys, and, moreover, usually the Mormons are a way of life with a low level of risk.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Billy Joel once had an argument with Sean Lennon on what era can be called the worst for young people. The guy told Joel that he at least grew up in the 50‑ies, when "nothing happened". Stunned, Joel began to enumerate the events of 50 years, which later turned into the song-the Manifesto "We didn't set the fire."

The text includes a listing of more than hundreds of events between 1949, the year of Joel's birth, and 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. This thing was nominated for a Grammy as record of the year and also became a # 1 hit in the United States in late 1989.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Stick — a small tree branch in 2008 was listed on the national toy hall of fame (USA). Organizers called it one of the oldest toys in the world and stated that stick "facilitate free game — the freedom to invent and discover something new".

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Since the mid 1930's to early 1940‑ies in the rural areas of the United States, such as Kentucky — worked women librarians who rode horses and mules, delivering books to remote communities of the Appalachian mountains.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

The doctor studied the list of injuries Marv and Harry in the films "home Alone" and "home Alone 2", came to the conclusion that 23 of them were fatal.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimizu helped solve a series of cases involving children and freed an innocent man from further litigation. He also helped to solve the murder of Shiori Ino, which led to changes in Japanese law regarding cases of harassment.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

In the British Isles, more than 1,300 rounds of stones and Stonehenge is only the most famous of them.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Studies show that viewing online material about cats (e.g., images and video) is associated with positive emotions. It might even work as a form of digital therapy for stress relief. A sense of guilt due to the postponement of tasks can also be reduced by reviewing materials related to cats.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

The man is named after mount Everest, George Everest wanted to have the highest mountain in the world bore his name. He pointed out that his name is difficult to write or pronounce in Hindi, and that all previous peaks of the Himalayas is officially given the title, taken from local languages.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

Mold Alexander Fleming was not so profitable, to produce penicillin fast enough for mass production. 15 years later, the organizers of the first industrial production of penicillin in Illinois urged local residents to collect samples of mold and mildew.

Especially notable was a lady named Mary hunt — it collects the mold samples wherever possible, and was nicknamed the Moldy Mary. In 1943 she found in the market rotten melon is a cantaloupe with a Golden mold Penicillium chrysogenium. It was a mixture of different strains, one of which turned out to be surprisingly fertile. He is still used for the production of penicillin around the world.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

After the accident, a driver in Germany was fined for using the touch control panel of the Tesla. A German court ruled that driving touch screen should be seen as a situation of distracting electronic device, such as a telephone.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

A "medical tourists" from China who travel to South Korea for cheap and high quality of plastic surgery, having difficulty re-entering China. The fact that their picture in the passport does not match their new face after the surgery.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

The famous "match of the century" between Ali and Frazier, which took place 50 years ago, on 8 March 1971, caused a huge stir, so all the tickets were immediately sold out. Singer Frank Sinatra did not have time to buy a ticket, so he had to make a deal with the chief editor of LIFE magazine, Ralph Graves and accreditation photographer. It gave Sinatra a chance to watch the match, while in the vicinity of the ring. However, the task of the photographer is a great singer managed perfectly: his shot was good enough to get on the cover of the magazine.

25 amusing facts from the online group Today I Learned

In the depicted flag of California California grizzly bear, which became extinct in 1924.

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