TIL Black US servicemen on duty in Australia during WWII were treated so poorly by their white superiors that they rioted and are said to have used 30,000 rounds of machine gun ammo firing at the tents of their white superiors.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 08:09AM by innuentendo64
TIL if you’re being violent or drunk in Japan the police will get a large futon and roll you into a little burrito.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 04:19AM by gibgod
TIL Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Retired From the Supreme Court to Take Care of Her Husband With Alzheimer’s. Shortly After Forgetting His Family, He Fell in Love With Another Woman at the Nursing Home. Instead of Sad, O’Connor was “thrilled,” He Was No Longer Spending His Days in Depression.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 11:07AM by _optionalwork1
TIL that a new (EU) data privacy law is on the way which will change the internet as we know it by ensuring that internet users in the EU now OWN the data they produce. This will have a global effect since companies that handle data belonging to people in the EU now have to abide by this new law.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 08:26AM by PTER0DACTYLUS
TIL the honeymoon is a relic of marriage by capture, based on the practice of the husband going into hiding with his wife to avoid reprisals from her relatives, with the intention that the woman would be pregnant by the end of the month.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 03:17AM by diskempt
TIL former president of Liberia Charles King holds the Guinness World record for the most fraudulent election ever having won the 1927 election with 234,000 votes in a country of 15,000 voters
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 08:16AM by cheekyasian
TIL that Sonny Bonno’s political legacy is the Copyright Extension Act of 1998 (derisively called the Mickey Mouse Protection Act), which extended copyright of creative works by an additional 20 years, and is referred to by many scholars as the most naked act of corporate greed in U.S. history.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 03:58AM by FancyMan56
TIL having no friends can be just as deadly as smoking.
Submitted May 22, 2017 at 05:20AM by Ayzaye