TIL During Prohibition, the government deliberately poisoned the industrial-use alcohol that bootleggers were stealing and turning into booze. 10,000 people died. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL During Prohibition, the government deliberately poisoned the industrial-use alcohol that bootleggers were stealing and turning into booze. 10,000 people died.
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Submitted December 31, 2015 at 02:05PM by MisterBadIdea2
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TIL that the person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno, never learned how to drive. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that the person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno, never learned how to drive.
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Submitted December 31, 2015 at 12:10PM by piponwa
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TIL Apple profit $1,000,000,000 weekly, but they can’t spend all of it so most of it ends up getting thrown onto their mountain of barely wanted cash – the most cash ever held by a corporation, 0.1% of all the money in the world, more than enough to buy Samsung outright. It’s up to $206,000,000,000 via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Apple profit $1,000,000,000 weekly, but they can’t spend all of it so most of it ends up getting thrown onto their mountain of barely wanted cash – the most cash ever held by a corporation, 0.1% of all the money in the world, more than enough to buy Samsung outright. It’s up to $206,000,000,000
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Submitted December 31, 2015 at 12:17PM by toby1248
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TIL that in Switzerland, one of the most neutral countries in the world, when you turn 20, you are required to undergo 18 weeks of mandatory military training. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that in Switzerland, one of the most neutral countries in the world, when you turn 20, you are required to undergo 18 weeks of mandatory military training.
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Submitted December 31, 2015 at 08:42AM by kszwed_142857
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TIL Before Becoming President, Franklin Roosevelt Was Rebuked By Congress For Overseeing the Creation of a Gay Teenage Prostitution Ring in the Navy. It didn’t hurt his Presidential Run Because Press Thought it Was Too Indecent to Report. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Before Becoming President, Franklin Roosevelt Was Rebuked By Congress For Overseeing the Creation of a Gay Teenage Prostitution Ring in the Navy. It didn’t hurt his Presidential Run Because Press Thought it Was Too Indecent to Report.
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Submitted December 31, 2015 at 05:29AM by SecretIllegalAccount
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