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
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 12:52PM by yanni99
TIL that the highest paid state employee in the USA is Nick Saban, the Alabama football team head coach, making $7.09 million a year
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 09:16AM by CarltheGreen
TIL a German man celebrated his birthday for 46 hours by travelling through different time-zones
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 10:28AM by Broken_Biscuits
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.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 09:08AM by Yevdokiya
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.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 10:08AM by Gabe-Asher
TIL That Patrick Stewart expected Star Trek: TNG to fail and would not have joined if he’d known it would air for seven seasons.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 10:55AM by Pasurojiti
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.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 08:19AM by three-eyed-boy
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
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 09:43AM by elbenji
TIL two 16 year old girls in West Virginia murdered their best friend by stabbing her over 50 times because they got tired of being her friend.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 08:19AM by Radiocureee
TIL Eleanor Roosevelt regularly refused Secret Service protection, and instead traveled with a .22 Smith and Wesson on her person.
Submitted November 30, 2016 at 08:37AM by BedrockPerson