TIL The concept of using a card for purchases was described in 1887 by Edward Bellamy in his utopian novel Looking Backward. Bellamy used the term credit card eleven times in this novel, although this referred to a card for spending a citizen’s dividend from the government, rather than borrowing. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL The concept of using a card for purchases was described in 1887 by Edward Bellamy in his utopian novel Looking Backward. Bellamy used the term credit card eleven times in this novel, although this referred to a card for spending a citizen’s dividend from the government, rather than borrowing.
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 01:06PM by KingPetunia
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TIL Keanu Reeves once had a paternity suit filed against him when a woman claimed he used hypnosis and disguised himself as her ex-husband in order to impregnate her via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Keanu Reeves once had a paternity suit filed against him when a woman claimed he used hypnosis and disguised himself as her ex-husband in order to impregnate her
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 09:09AM by buddy88
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TIL that when the Duke of Wellington attended a party in Vienna, some French officers turned away from the conqueror of Napoleon. When a woman apologized for their rudeness, Wellington replied “I have seen their backs before, madam.” via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that when the Duke of Wellington attended a party in Vienna, some French officers turned away from the conqueror of Napoleon. When a woman apologized for their rudeness, Wellington replied “I have seen their backs before, madam.”
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 10:48AM by TMWNN
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TIL: Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $15 million for Terminator 2 and it had a total of 700 words of dialogues which means he was paid $21,429 per word. “Hasta la vista, baby” cost $85,716. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL: Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $15 million for Terminator 2 and it had a total of 700 words of dialogues which means he was paid $21,429 per word. “Hasta la vista, baby” cost $85,716.
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 09:21AM by singh_sahil24
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TIL Secret Service paid cybercriminal Albert Gonzalez $75,000/year as salary to act as an informant, while he simultaneously ran his own multi-millon dollar credit card fraud empire. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Secret Service paid cybercriminal Albert Gonzalez $75,000/year as salary to act as an informant, while he simultaneously ran his own multi-millon dollar credit card fraud empire.
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 06:10AM by perrypopscherry
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TIL in 1963, at the height of the Cold War, the US military launched a ring of 480million needles into orbit around the earth. It was hoped they would more reliably bounce radio signals back to earth in case the Soviets cut through undersea cables. Multiple clumps of these needles are still up there via /r/todayilearned

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TIL in 1963, at the height of the Cold War, the US military launched a ring of 480million needles into orbit around the earth. It was hoped they would more reliably bounce radio signals back to earth in case the Soviets cut through undersea cables. Multiple clumps of these needles are still up there
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Submitted August 31, 2016 at 04:09AM by Ayeready1
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