TIL Julia “Butterfly” Hill, on December 10, 1997, ascended 180 feet (55 m) up the redwood tree Luna to stave off Pacific Lumber Co. loggers who were clear-cutting. Hill lived on two 6-by-6-foot (1.8 by 1.8 m) platforms for 738 days until a resolution was reached with the logging company. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Julia “Butterfly” Hill, on December 10, 1997, ascended 180 feet (55 m) up the redwood tree Luna to stave off Pacific Lumber Co. loggers who were clear-cutting. Hill lived on two 6-by-6-foot (1.8 by 1.8 m) platforms for 738 days until a resolution was reached with the logging company.
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 11:43AM by freddyjohnson
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TIL that in 1348 the Scots invaded the English because they were weakened by the plague. The Scots subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed their own population via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that in 1348 the Scots invaded the English because they were weakened by the plague. The Scots subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed their own population
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 12:00PM by nutuliah
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TIL Between 2005 and 2009, Americans’ retirement savings had shrunk by about $2.5 trillion. More than 8.8 million jobs were lost, and roughly 3 million homes had gone into foreclosure. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Between 2005 and 2009, Americans’ retirement savings had shrunk by about $2.5 trillion. More than 8.8 million jobs were lost, and roughly 3 million homes had gone into foreclosure.
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 10:34AM by Wagamaga
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TIL that the Vatican owns the building that houses Europe’s largest gay bathhouse. Cardinal Ivan Dias, who has called homosexuality “unnatural” and had argued that gays can be “cured”, lives in a 12-room apartment on the floor directly above the sauna. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that the Vatican owns the building that houses Europe’s largest gay bathhouse. Cardinal Ivan Dias, who has called homosexuality “unnatural” and had argued that gays can be “cured”, lives in a 12-room apartment on the floor directly above the sauna.
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 12:19PM by BP0413
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TIL many Silicon Valley millionaires fear an impending societal breakdown, and have started buying houses in New Zealand to prepare for the apocalypse via /r/todayilearned

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TIL many Silicon Valley millionaires fear an impending societal breakdown, and have started buying houses in New Zealand to prepare for the apocalypse
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 09:14AM by MASSIVEDANQ
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TIL: Hatra, the capital of the “first Arab Empire” known as the Kingdom of Araba (in modern day Iraq) was one of the most diverse cities in the ancient world. It had temples (pantheons) to five major religions: Greek, Mesopotamian, Caananite, Aramean, & Arabian. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL: Hatra, the capital of the “first Arab Empire” known as the Kingdom of Araba (in modern day Iraq) was one of the most diverse cities in the ancient world. It had temples (pantheons) to five major religions: Greek, Mesopotamian, Caananite, Aramean, & Arabian.
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 08:34AM by laanalech90
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TIL that the story of the Mexican hero Zorro was based on the life of the Irishman William Lamport from County Wexford, he was sent to the Mexico to spy on the colonial viceroy there but ended up inciting rebellion against Spain after seeing the corruption and injustices of the inquisition. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that the story of the Mexican hero Zorro was based on the life of the Irishman William Lamport from County Wexford, he was sent to the Mexico to spy on the colonial viceroy there but ended up inciting rebellion against Spain after seeing the corruption and injustices of the inquisition.
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Submitted April 30, 2017 at 07:31AM by pacifaco
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