Today I Learned...

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  • Leeanre
    Leeanre Posts: 142 Member
    TIL. I only exist when someone needs something, I was just gullible all these years..😒
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL In 2016, a British man crowdfunded a ten hour film of paint drying in order to force the British Board of Film Classification to watch it, as part of a protest against it. This is due to independent filmmakers needing to pay £1,000 per submission in order to be certified. The film received a U.

  • FinelyFermented
    FinelyFermented Posts: 100 Member
    Today I've learned that the mfp forums are still a *kitten* show, albeit funny, after a 2 year break from the app
  • 4legsRbetterthan2
    4legsRbetterthan2 Posts: 19,483 MFP Moderator
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that fawns (baby deer) are often left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. Sometimes well meaning people ‘kidnap’ the fawn thinking it’s abandoned when it’s really just waiting for its mom.

    not so glamours fact - they often bed down the fawns in grassy areas and the fawns stay put until mom gets back. Many fawns die every year getting hit by farm machinery in hay fields and other crop lands.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that fawns (baby deer) are often left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. Sometimes well meaning people ‘kidnap’ the fawn thinking it’s abandoned when it’s really just waiting for its mom.

    not so glamours fact - they often bed down the fawns in grassy areas and the fawns stay put until mom gets back. Many fawns die every year getting hit by farm machinery in hay fields and other crop lands.

    :'(
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL Kano Jigoro, the father of Judo, asked to be buried in his white belt to be remembered as a learner and not the black belt master that he was.
  • tams_89
    tams_89 Posts: 2,890 Member
    TIL there are more calories in a McDonald's chicken and bacon salad than a McDonald's cheese burger
  • LyndaBSS
    LyndaBSS Posts: 6,971 Member
    TIL that if I am not feeling well and don't feel up to cooking, I can order delivery without feeling guilty about it. 😊
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL as production of Toy Story wrapped up in 1994, Pixar writer Andrew Stanton asked his coworker's during a brainstorming session, "What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?" 14 years later he answered his own question with the movie WALL-E in 2008.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    edited June 2019
    TIL about The Hyena Man. He started feeding them to keep them away from livestock, only to gain their trust and be led to their den and meet some of the cubs.

    https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/photography/proof/2017/08/this-man-lives-with-hyenas
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    TIL that the ash from coal power plants contains uranium & thorium and carries 100 times more radiation into the surrounding environment than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/
  • Iscah13
    Iscah13 Posts: 1,954 Member
    That eating three eggs before bed is a bad idea.
  • manwithaplan54
    manwithaplan54 Posts: 151 Member
    Eating most things before bed is probably not a great idea, with a couple of exceptions ;)
  • RastaLousGirl
    RastaLousGirl Posts: 2,115 Member
    TIL.. That there really is a calm before the storm.
  • mitch22098
    mitch22098 Posts: 38 Member
    ILT that peanuts aren't really nuts, they're roots.
  • kimber0607
    kimber0607 Posts: 994 Member
    that penguins, in fact, have knees (I instinctively said NO but decided to look it up)

    But yes, penguins do have knees! A penguin's leg is composed of a short femur, knee, tibia and fibula
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    edited June 2019
    TIL that in 2006, 20,000-year-old fossilized human footprints were discovered in Australia which indicated that the man who made them was running at the speed of a modern Olympic sprinter, barefoot, in the sand.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/20-000-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-australia/
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    mitch22098 wrote: »
    ILT that peanuts aren't really nuts, they're roots.

    Actually they aren't roots. Peanuts are actually considered legumes.

    The difference between real nuts are nuts grow on trees, peanuts grow in pods that mature underground; other types of legumes, such as lentils and peas, also grow beneath the surface.