TIL that a middle school-er won an award for her science project, which found that on average 70% of the ice that comes from fast food restaurants is dirtier than toilet water.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 03:03PM by saraboulos
TIL that researchers have patented a strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when cooked and contains twice the nutritional value of kale.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 02:02PM by godsenfrik
TIL that on August 5, 1981, following the PATCO workers’ refusal to return to work, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored the order
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 01:04PM by boogalo0
TIL that, once, while on a tour bus, Busta Rhymes heard one of the songs on Eminem’s “Slim Shady EP” and got so into the music that he smashed his head on the windshield of the bus, breaking the whole windshield, because he said Eminem’s music was so compelling and powerful.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 02:34PM by johnnylogic
TIL that the word goodbye comes from an abbreviation of ‘God be with ye’ (godbwye)
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 11:06AM by ArgyBargyHobnob
TIL Christian evangelists produced a 23 episode TV show about superhero named “Bible-Man” who used the power of God to fight villains. It was so bad, there’s a theory that the show was deliberately created to discredit Christian proselytisation.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 12:12PM by Dr_Heron
TIL In 1932, William Faulkner was offered a $500-a-week contract ($8,500 today) to write scripts at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer but didn’t have enough money to send a telegram to answer yes.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 08:46AM by psgtalk
TIL People who take vitamin B6 dream more vividly.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 05:11AM by Sin_Research
TIL that an archaeologist and biblical scholar suggested that Jesus is a mushroom. “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross argued that Jesus in the Gospels was in fact a code for a type of hallucinogen, the Amanita muscaria, and that Christianity was the product of an ancient ‘sex-and-mushroom’ cult.”
Submitted February 28, 2016 at 07:38PM by t_apollonius
TIL that the original LGBT Rainbow Flag had eight colored stripes including hot pink and turquoise stripes. The high cost of manufacturing the flags helped lead to the current six color flag.
Submitted February 29, 2016 at 07:02AM by docdeek