TIL that anyone can earn the official title of ‘Lord’, ‘Lady’ or ‘Laird’ by buying a plot of Scottish land. This title can be used on official documents like driving licenses and credit cards
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 02:43PM by TerryBouchon
TIL cranberries don’t grow in bogs. The fields are flooded during picking to make mass harvesting more efficient as the berries float above their vines.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 12:13PM by PainMatrix
TIL that the Aztecs believed avocados were so sexually powerful that virgins were banned from eating them.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 12:37PM by FactRetriever
TIL that the “Cheerleader Effect” (people look more attractive when they’re in a group than when they’re alone) coined by Barney Stinson in the TV Show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ has been the subject of a scientific study which confirmed the theory.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 08:08AM by MrFlow
TIL Water is used in rice fields to prevent weeds. Rice doesn’t actually need that much water, but since it can thrive in such conditions, whereas weeds cannot, it’s a natural protection against them.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 11:05AM by typowilliams
TIL that “Arschgeweih”, the German word for tramp stamp, literally translates to “ass antlers”.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 07:24AM by jmestrin
TIL: The city of Melbourne was almost called “Batmania”, after one of it’s founding fathers: John Batman.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 07:33AM by jamaa1995
TIL a man in Shaanxi, China, recently realized that the long-handled, blunt-ended object he’d been using for 25 years to crack walnuts was actually a live hand grenade.
Submitted February 28, 2017 at 06:18AM by sivribiber
TIL Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist (“God Hates Fags”) Church, was excommunicated from the church he founded shortly before his death, because he apparently had a change of heart about gay people, calling the gay activists living across the street from the church “good people”
Submitted February 27, 2017 at 11:19PM by beleca
TIL that in 2015 nobody made it to the top of Mount Everest, but 24 people died attempting to
Submitted February 27, 2017 at 07:54PM by BIessthefaII