TIL in an experiment every one of 54 undergraduates in wine making and tasting thought they were tasting a red wine while it was actually a dyed white wine. Furthermore when comparing identical wine of different prices experts raved about the expensive wine while panning the cheap wine via /r/todayilearned

Interesting


TIL in an experiment every one of 54 undergraduates in wine making and tasting thought they were tasting a red wine while it was actually a dyed white wine. Furthermore when comparing identical wine of different prices experts raved about the expensive wine while panning the cheap wine
http://ift.tt/Zmox4w

Submitted November 30, 2016 at 12:52PM by yanni99
via reddit

TIL that a doctor introduced hand-washing at his clinic in 1846 because he noticed a connection between women dying of childbed fever and the autopsies doctors performed before delivering babies, and that most didn’t believe him, and he lost his job, and later died of sepsis in an asylum. via /r/todayilearned

Interesting


TIL that a doctor introduced hand-washing at his clinic in 1846 because he noticed a connection between women dying of childbed fever and the autopsies doctors performed before delivering babies, and that most didn’t believe him, and he lost his job, and later died of sepsis in an asylum.
http://ift.tt/1LdU2EI

Submitted November 30, 2016 at 09:08AM by Yevdokiya
via reddit

TIL Edgar Allan Poe wrote a novel in which a group of shipwrecked survivors draw lots in which the loser will be eaten, the boy who lost was named Richard Parker. 50 years later an English ship sank & the survivors drew lots, the losers name was Richard Parker. via /r/todayilearned

Interesting


TIL Edgar Allan Poe wrote a novel in which a group of shipwrecked survivors draw lots in which the loser will be eaten, the boy who lost was named Richard Parker. 50 years later an English ship sank & the survivors drew lots, the losers name was Richard Parker.
http://ift.tt/1Teju1S

Submitted November 30, 2016 at 10:08AM by Gabe-Asher
via reddit

TIL George Carlin used so much cocaine, he once told his 11 year old daughter that he thought the sun had exploded and they only had 7 1/2 minutes left to live. via /r/todayilearned

Interesting


TIL George Carlin used so much cocaine, he once told his 11 year old daughter that he thought the sun had exploded and they only had 7 1/2 minutes left to live.
http://ift.tt/2gxrFWo

Submitted November 30, 2016 at 08:19AM by three-eyed-boy
via reddit

TIL that according to legend, the Corgi was a gift from woodland faeries and their markings were caused by saddles and stirrups placed on their backs via /r/todayilearned

Interesting


TIL that according to legend, the Corgi was a gift from woodland faeries and their markings were caused by saddles and stirrups placed on their backs
http://ift.tt/1cHERyx

Submitted November 30, 2016 at 09:43AM by elbenji
via reddit