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TIL that the Sony PlayStation was never meant to be a product. It was intended to be a new console that would play exclusively Nintendo games on CDs. Instead Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute. Sony went ahead and launched what would become the most successful console of all time. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that the Sony PlayStation was never meant to be a product. It was intended to be a new console that would play exclusively Nintendo games on CDs. Instead Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute. Sony went ahead and launched what would become the most successful console of all time.
https://nationalpost.com/entertainment/how-nintendos-massive-mistake-led-to-the-creation-of-the-sony-playstation-25-years-ago

Submitted December 12, 2019 at 08:11AM by Mtbguy56
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TIL in 1968 Elton John attempted suicide but was discovered by Bernie Taupin. Upon finding Elton’s head in the oven, resting on a pillow, with the gas on low, and all the windows open, Bernie couldn’t stop laughing. This event inspired the hit single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” via /r/todayilearned


TIL in 1968 Elton John attempted suicide but was discovered by Bernie Taupin. Upon finding Elton’s head in the oven, resting on a pillow, with the gas on low, and all the windows open, Bernie couldn’t stop laughing. This event inspired the hit single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/elton-john-1975-suicide-attempt/

Submitted December 04, 2019 at 08:23PM by evilclownattack
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TIL HMS Porcupine was blown in half by a German torpedo, the two halves were towed back to the UK and recommissioned as two ships; HMS Pork and HMS Pine via /r/todayilearned


TIL HMS Porcupine was blown in half by a German torpedo, the two halves were towed back to the UK and recommissioned as two ships; HMS Pork and HMS Pine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Porcupine_(G93)

Submitted November 16, 2019 at 11:18AM by solarbearman
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TIL that Lady Gaga admited that Kiss FM was the only radio station to correctly censor the song during the chorus when she replaces “poker face” with “fuck her face”. Although not in the official lyrics, the switch can be heard every second repetition of the phrase during the chorus. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Lady Gaga admited that Kiss FM was the only radio station to correctly censor the song during the chorus when she replaces “poker face” with “fuck her face”. Although not in the official lyrics, the switch can be heard every second repetition of the phrase during the chorus.
https://ladygaga.fandom.com/wiki/Poker_Face_(song)

Submitted November 02, 2019 at 07:39PM by logangrey123
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TIL about Nellie Bly who had herself purposely committed to an insane asylum in 1887 by feigning insanity so that she could investigate the abuse happening in the facility. via /r/todayilearned


TIL about Nellie Bly who had herself purposely committed to an insane asylum in 1887 by feigning insanity so that she could investigate the abuse happening in the facility.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly

Submitted October 25, 2019 at 01:51PM by comprehensive_chaos
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TIL In 1970, psychologist Timothy Leary was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On arrival, he was given a psychological evaluation (that he had designed himself) and answered the questions in a way that made him seem like a low risk. He was assigned to a lower-security prison from which he escaped. via /r/todayilearned


TIL In 1970, psychologist Timothy Leary was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On arrival, he was given a psychological evaluation (that he had designed himself) and answered the questions in a way that made him seem like a low risk. He was assigned to a lower-security prison from which he escaped.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary#Legal_troubles

Submitted October 20, 2019 at 08:39AM by haddock420
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TIL 71% of U.S. youth would not currently qualify for military service due to their heath, physical appearance, or educational background. via /r/todayilearned


TIL 71% of U.S. youth would not currently qualify for military service due to their heath, physical appearance, or educational background.
https://time.com/2938158/youth-fail-to-qualify-military-service/?amp=true

Submitted October 19, 2019 at 04:27PM by FutureRobotWordplay
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TIL 91 year old Jimmy Carter became cancer free after months of treatment for a deadly cancer that spread to his brain. His doctor said, “He’s a physically and mentally active individual who’s in the best health possible for someone in his age group…” via /r/todayilearned


TIL 91 year old Jimmy Carter became cancer free after months of treatment for a deadly cancer that spread to his brain. His doctor said, “He’s a physically and mentally active individual who’s in the best health possible for someone in his age group…”
https://www.cnn.com/2015/12/06/health/jimmy-carter-cancer-doctor-interview/index.html

Submitted October 01, 2019 at 05:41PM by vannybros
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TIL Jules Verne’s wrote a novel in 1863 which predicted gas-powered cars, fax machines, wind power, missiles, electric street lighting, maglev trains, the record industry, the internet, and feminism. It was lost for over 100 years after his publisher deemed it too unbelievable to publish. via /r/todayilearned


TIL Jules Verne’s wrote a novel in 1863 which predicted gas-powered cars, fax machines, wind power, missiles, electric street lighting, maglev trains, the record industry, the internet, and feminism. It was lost for over 100 years after his publisher deemed it too unbelievable to publish.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_in_the_Twentieth_Century

Submitted September 30, 2019 at 09:04PM by HauntedFrigateBird
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