TIL that in 1958, United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, United States. It has never been recovered.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 01:29PM by bawbay_210
TIL Muhammad Ali saved a man from committing suicide in 1981 by shouting at him ‘I am your brother.’
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 12:39PM by Electricspiderman
TIL that during WWII, King Christian X of Denmark was one of the only rulers of an occupied country who refused to go into exile for his own safety. He took daily rides through Copenhagen unattended to show he was not afraid.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 09:58AM by EtOHMartini
TIL that “frequency illusion,” somewhat better known as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, is what you call the syndrome in which a concept or thing you just found out about suddenly seems to appear everywhere.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 10:39AM by fueledbyram
TIL that the 45 caliber Colt 1911 was adopted because the issued 38 caliber revolvers couldn’t stop the Moro guerillas the US Army was fighting in the Philippines
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 07:14AM by EtOHMartini
TIL there’s a counterargument to the use of Occam’s razor in the medical profession called Hickam’s dictum. It states that “patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please.”
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 09:30AM by oscargamble
TIL that in Argentina, orangutans are granted human-like rights
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 04:28AM by PM_ME_CUPS_OF_TEA
TIL Ancient Romans divided daylight hours into 12 meaning that the length of the hour would vary between just 45 minutes in the winter months and 75 minutes during summertime.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 06:26AM by lolvally
TIL there’s a hidden room behind Lincoln’s hairline at Mount Rushmore. The artist wanted it to be his own special signature on the monument, a room where visitors could learn about American history and a place to display busts of famous Americans and key documents like the Constitution.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 12:03AM by my-cahrumba
TIL That the Venus Flytrap is only native to one area of the world. That area; North and South Carolina.
Submitted January 31, 2017 at 02:22AM by _ParadigmShift