TIL the Hobbiton movie set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was originally built to last temporarily for filming, but the landowner saw money in offering guided tours of the Shire to the public and so requested that the structures were made permanent. It’s now a busy tourist attraction. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL the Hobbiton movie set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was originally built to last temporarily for filming, but the landowner saw money in offering guided tours of the Shire to the public and so requested that the structures were made permanent. It’s now a busy tourist attraction.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 01:34PM by RadiationShields
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TIL physicist Bernard Waldman witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, as a camera operator on the observation aircraft. He was equipped with a special high-speed movie camera with six seconds of film to record the blast. Unfortunately, Waldman forgot to open the camera shutter, and no film was exposed. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL physicist Bernard Waldman witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, as a camera operator on the observation aircraft. He was equipped with a special high-speed movie camera with six seconds of film to record the blast. Unfortunately, Waldman forgot to open the camera shutter, and no film was exposed.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 10:18AM by Captain-Janeway
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TIL Dr. Seuss’s editor bet him $50 that he couldn’t write a children’s book in 50 words or less. Dr. Seuss won the bet with his book Green Eggs and Ham. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL Dr. Seuss’s editor bet him $50 that he couldn’t write a children’s book in 50 words or less. Dr. Seuss won the bet with his book Green Eggs and Ham.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 04:24PM by SefuchanIchiban
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TIL of Mrs. Miller, a middle-aged housewife with no formal music training, whose first album “Mrs. Miller’s Greatest Hits” consisted of badly sung covers of popular pop songs from bands such as The Beatles. Her album reached #15 on the Billboard’s Top Albums chart in 1966. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL of Mrs. Miller, a middle-aged housewife with no formal music training, whose first album “Mrs. Miller’s Greatest Hits” consisted of badly sung covers of popular pop songs from bands such as The Beatles. Her album reached #15 on the Billboard’s Top Albums chart in 1966.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 02:31PM by I_choochoochoose_you
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TIL that the 5th oldest tree in the world was destroyed when a 26 year old model set a fire to see better while she was smoking meth inside the hollow trunk. She was turned in by friends after showing them pictures of the fire and telling them “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus.” via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that the 5th oldest tree in the world was destroyed when a 26 year old model set a fire to see better while she was smoking meth inside the hollow trunk. She was turned in by friends after showing them pictures of the fire and telling them “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus.”
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 12:34PM by Lets_Eat_Superglue
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TIL of Angel’s Glow, a condition observed in soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh, when their wounds began to glow blue and heal faster. In 2001, a 17yo discovered it was caused by nematode vomit, the beneficial bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL of Angel’s Glow, a condition observed in soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh, when their wounds began to glow blue and heal faster. In 2001, a 17yo discovered it was caused by nematode vomit, the beneficial bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 11:57AM by digitalyss
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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. via /r/todayilearned

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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.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 08:09AM by innuentendo64
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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. via /r/todayilearned

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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.
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Submitted May 22, 2017 at 11:07AM by _optionalwork1
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