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  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that Subway chicken was DNA tested by a Canadian firm and was found to only contain about 50% chicken, with much of the rest being soy filler.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that jams are made from actual fruit, jellies are made from fruit juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL a brain injury sustained during a mugging turned a man who used to think "math is stupid" into a mathematical savant with a form of synaesthesia that lets him see the world in fractals.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL That all of McDonalds’ delivery trucks in the UK, have been running on used cooking oil from their restaurants since 2007.
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL
    In 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space
    edited August 2019
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 3,768 Member Member Posts: 3,768 Member
    yukfoo wrote: »
    TIL
    In 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space
    To who?
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL
    If you removed all the empty space from the atoms that make up all the humans on the planet, then you could fit all 7 billion of us inside a single apple. This astonishing discovery that atoms are mainly empty was made in 1909 at Manchester University by the indefatigable Ernest Rutherford
    edited August 2019
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    yukfoo wrote: »
    TIL
    In 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space
    To who?

    Yuri Usachov Back in 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space, reports BBC. The pizza was sent the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a resupply rocket.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/pizza-on-the-international-space-station-2015-2
    edited August 2019
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL

    The entire internet weighs about 50 grams.
  • mattig89chmattig89ch Member Posts: 2,516 Member Member Posts: 2,516 Member
    Today I learned my friends politics aren't quite what I thought they were. Ah well, still like him.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL the dictionary isn't as much an instruction guide to the English language, as it is a record of how people are using it. Words aren't added because they're OK to use, but because a lot of people have been using them.
  • JetJaguarJetJaguar Member Posts: 782 Member Member Posts: 782 Member
    TIL that quokkas throw their babies on the ground as a defense against predators. The predators eat the babies, which distracts them long enough for the mother to escape.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that the opening track to Slipknot’s album “Iowa” titled “515” wasn’t just random screaming. Sid Wilson was having an emotional breakdown in the studio because he wasn’t able to make it home to tell his grandfather goodbye before he died.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that “Double Stuf” Oreos only contain 1.86 times the filling of a regular Oreo.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that Mr Rogers' Neighborhood featured an episode with Lou Ferrigno on the set of "The Incredible Hulk" to teach children not to be scared of fictional characters in heavy makeup.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL Bears eat bees, not honey. They endure stings on their faces and ears to get to the pupae and larvae, although the bees can't penetrate the bears thick fur. Once the bear leaves the hive, it will shake out the remaining bees from it's fur like it would water.
  • EvamuttEvamutt Member Posts: 1,698 Member Member Posts: 1,698 Member
    today I learned that the brush I use to brush my dogs will get dog fur off the sofa too
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