Today I Learned...

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  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that the final science exam for 8th grade students in Ketchikan, Alaska is a 2 night survival trip on an uninhabited island.

    Kinda jealous
  • CoffeeAndContour
    CoffeeAndContour Posts: 1,466 Member
    We shed an estimated 600,000 particles of skin an hour 🤮
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that even though a Rubik's Cube has 43 billion billion configurations, more than there are grains of sand on all of Earth's beaches, no configuration is more than 20 moves away from being solved, and 99.99999% of all configurations can be solved in less than 20 moves.
  • Evamutt
    Evamutt Posts: 1,742 Member
    TIL that a dogs dew claw has 5 tendons attached to it
  • ghudson92
    ghudson92 Posts: 2,061 Member
    I am too old for jaegarbombs and staying up til 4am. How did I used to do this every Friday and Saturday night 😭
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL when John Bardeen won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956, the Swedish king criticized him for not bringing his children to the ceremony. Bardeen promised he would bring them the next time he won - and in 1972, he did when he became the first person to win 2 prizes in the same field.
  • CoffeeAndContour
    CoffeeAndContour Posts: 1,466 Member
    A unicorn is the national animal of Scotland ❤️
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that a skeleton from 7150 BC found in an English cave was a DNA match for a history teacher living nearby.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that Porgs were included in Star Wars because they had no way of getting rid of all the puffins when they were filming in Ireland.

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  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL Alice Cooper used to babysit Keanu Reeves.
  • CoffeeAndContour
    CoffeeAndContour Posts: 1,466 Member
    TIL that too many people don’t fact check.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL You are 10 times more likely to get bitten by a New Yorker than a shark.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL the reason why the majority of police uniforms in the U.S. are blue is a result of the civil war. After the war had ended, there was a surplus of blue uniforms which got repurposed for police officers. The color became associated with policing.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that when the chief model maker for Thomas the Tank Engine left his rock band in 1970, he was replaced by Freddie Mercury and his former band became Queen.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that after years of competition between Chuck E Cheese and Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese went bankrupt and was bought by Showbiz Pizza, who then proceeded to rebrand their locations as Chuck E Cheese.

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  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    ours are still chuck e cheeses
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    ours are still chuck e cheeses

    Re-read my post. ;)
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    ours are still chuck e cheeses

    Re-read my post. ;)

    D'oh
  • yukfoo
    yukfoo Posts: 853 Member
    edited December 2019
    TIL
    An Anaconda can swallow things 3x's larger than it's head. Equivalent to a human swallowing a whole pumpkin.
  • mommabear4315
    mommabear4315 Posts: 3,424 Member
    TIL people do not like to be told the truth.