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.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 03:10PM by tamayimpala
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.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:01AM by avocadosconstant
Til that a gorrilla’s erection is just over one inch long, and that humans are the most endowed of all primates.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 02:26PM by Amanda-j
TIL that Mitochondria within cells originated from parasitic bacteria
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 06:34AM by seabowl
TIL that SCOTUS ruled in 1927 that forced sterilizations were legal and to this day, that decision has not been overturned.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 05:37AM by JoeTheShome
TIL nearly 45% of recent college graduates are working in jobs which did not require a college degree
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:04AM by cheekyasian
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.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:04AM by slipperycustomer
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
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 09:17AM by m0rris0n_hotel
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
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 08:00AM by childpsychiatrist
TIL that Roald Dahl was a fighter ace during WW2.
Submitted March 31, 2017 at 03:26AM by medsl