TIL George Washington said he’d never set foot in London again, so when Virginia gifted a statue of the president to Great Britain they also sent dirt from Virginia to put under the statue. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL George Washington said he’d never set foot in London again, so when Virginia gifted a statue of the president to Great Britain they also sent dirt from Virginia to put under the statue.
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 12:25PM by CaptainHume
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TIL there exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. This phenomenon is so common, in fact, that the French have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL there exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. This phenomenon is so common, in fact, that the French have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 12:03PM by Supernova6
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TIL That Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla created one of the world’s first wireless remote controls, unveiled at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1898 via /r/todayilearned

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TIL That Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla created one of the world’s first wireless remote controls, unveiled at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1898
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 07:05AM by jmestrin
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TIL that in South Asia widowed women were once routinely burned alive on their husbands’ funeral pyres. A British general outlawed it, saying “This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile… But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them.” via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that in South Asia widowed women were once routinely burned alive on their husbands’ funeral pyres. A British general outlawed it, saying “This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile… But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them.”
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 12:04PM by robinpersae
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TIL Elon Musk wanted Tesla’s Model lineup to spell SEX: Model S, Model E, Model X. However, Ford owns the term Model E, so Tesla opted for Model 3 to spell S3X via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Elon Musk wanted Tesla’s Model lineup to spell SEX: Model S, Model E, Model X. However, Ford owns the term Model E, so Tesla opted for Model 3 to spell S3X
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 10:40AM by SIThereAndThere
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TIL the “Door to Hell” in Turkmenistan is a natural gas field that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Wanting to prevent spread of methane gas, Geologists set it on fire expecting it to burn out in a few weeks- It has instead continued to burn for >4 decades via /r/todayilearned

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TIL the “Door to Hell” in Turkmenistan is a natural gas field that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Wanting to prevent spread of methane gas, Geologists set it on fire expecting it to burn out in a few weeks- It has instead continued to burn for >4 decades
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Submitted March 31, 2016 at 05:57AM by DrWeeGee
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