TIL of Rockbitch, a female metal band, who would perform sexual acts, and pagan rituals on stage, and toss out golden condoms, which would allow fans to have sex with the band members.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 10:19AM by VoltageHero
TIL that Patrick Stewart once said that, “All of those years in Royal Shakespeare Company — playing all those kings, emperors, princes and tragic heroes — were nothing but preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.”
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 10:19AM by pnw_smalls
TIL the actor who played Uncle Fester, Jackie Coogan, also starred as the kid with Charlie Chaplin in “The Kid”. After his parents spent almost all of his $3-$4 million earnings, the “Coogan Bill” was passed to protect child actors. He was also a WWII pilot and married to Betty Grable.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 11:08AM by Ghost_of_Hicks
TIL: Ancient Romans would dye their hair black, because blonde hair was associated with prostitutes or French and German slaves. This trend began declining when Augustus Caesar, who was blonde, became Rome’s first emperor.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 12:03PM by OSRS-Throwaway
TIL the 1902 Saint-Pierre Volcano eruption killed all 35,000 people in the town except one man who survived because he was the worst prisoner and lived in a solitary confinement cell.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 09:12AM by dirtyduo
TIL that rats who were trained to press a lever for food stopped pressing the lever once they saw that it also caused another rat to receive an electric shock
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 10:54AM by Yaseen_iunc
TIL Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 11:22AM by meflou
TIL that when ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ began, Patrick Stewart dreaded having to learn and recite technobabble dialogue. He got used to doing so, however, and “space-time continuum” became his favorite technical phrase.
Submitted October 31, 2016 at 08:13AM by TMWNN