TIL the last Emperor of Brazil Pedro II became ruler aged 5. He had a grim, lonely childhood studying for duty. He won 3 wars, turned Brazil into a global power & abolished slavery. After 58 years he grew weary, accepting a military coup. He lived his last days alone in Europe on very little money. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL the last Emperor of Brazil Pedro II became ruler aged 5. He had a grim, lonely childhood studying for duty. He won 3 wars, turned Brazil into a global power & abolished slavery. After 58 years he grew weary, accepting a military coup. He lived his last days alone in Europe on very little money.
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Submitted March 31, 2017 at 03:10PM by tamayimpala
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TIL that the term ‘movie star’ originated from Paramount Pictures. In 1916, the studio contracted 22 actors and honored each with a star on the logo. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that the term ‘movie star’ originated from Paramount Pictures. In 1916, the studio contracted 22 actors and honored each with a star on the logo.
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Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:01AM by avocadosconstant
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TIL in 2000 a man looking for a barber chair at a garage sale purchased a two deteriorated boxes of items for $45. He later found the boxes contained 65 glass plate negatives from photographer Ansel Adams worth $200 million. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL in 2000 a man looking for a barber chair at a garage sale purchased a two deteriorated boxes of items for $45. He later found the boxes contained 65 glass plate negatives from photographer Ansel Adams worth $200 million.
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Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:04AM by slipperycustomer
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TIL of Oliver Sipple, who saved then President Gerald Ford’s life from an assassin, was subsequently outed as gay by the press, disowned by his family and ultimately died regretting saving the President via /r/todayilearned

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TIL of Oliver Sipple, who saved then President Gerald Ford’s life from an assassin, was subsequently outed as gay by the press, disowned by his family and ultimately died regretting saving the President
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Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:17AM by m0rris0n_hotel
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TIL Sunburn is not caused by your skin cells being damaged by the Sun and dying. Rather it’s their DNA being damaged and the cells then killing themselves so they don’t turn into cancer via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Sunburn is not caused by your skin cells being damaged by the Sun and dying. Rather it’s their DNA being damaged and the cells then killing themselves so they don’t turn into cancer
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Submitted March 31, 2017 at 08:00AM by childpsychiatrist
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