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TIL KFC’s founder Colonel Sanders would pay unexpected visits to K.F.C. franchises in order to inspect them, and would often swear and bang his cane on whatever furniture was available if the gravy was’t tasty enough. via /r/todayilearned


TIL KFC’s founder Colonel Sanders would pay unexpected visits to K.F.C. franchises in order to inspect them, and would often swear and bang his cane on whatever furniture was available if the gravy was’t tasty enough.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1970/02/14/kentucky-fried?verso=true

Submitted January 04, 2020 at 09:18PM by bch2478595
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TIL that Romans weaved asbestos fibers into a cloth-like material that was then sewn into tablecloths and napkins. These cloths were cleaned by throwing them into a blistering fire, from which they came out unharmed and whiter than when they went in. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Romans weaved asbestos fibers into a cloth-like material that was then sewn into tablecloths and napkins. These cloths were cleaned by throwing them into a blistering fire, from which they came out unharmed and whiter than when they went in.
https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/history/

Submitted December 31, 2019 at 06:05AM by LeonInJapan
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TIL according to Matt Groening, FOX was never supportive of Futurama, as they moved the show around from time slot to time slot unpredictably for four years, which resulted in poor ratings and its cancellation in 2003. This move left many Futurama fans and production crew shocked and angry. via /r/todayilearned


TIL according to Matt Groening, FOX was never supportive of Futurama, as they moved the show around from time slot to time slot unpredictably for four years, which resulted in poor ratings and its cancellation in 2003. This move left many Futurama fans and production crew shocked and angry.
https://www.looper.com/164575/the-real-reason-futurama-was-canceled/

Submitted December 28, 2019 at 03:33PM by TrendWarrior101
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TIL The Spanish Flu effected the entire world, killing more than 50 million. The outbreak was during WWI and to keep morale high, wartime censors for many countries minimized it. Papers were free to report its effects in neutral Spain causing many to think it was largely confined to that country. via /r/todayilearned


TIL The Spanish Flu effected the entire world, killing more than 50 million. The outbreak was during WWI and to keep morale high, wartime censors for many countries minimized it. Papers were free to report its effects in neutral Spain causing many to think it was largely confined to that country.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

Submitted December 25, 2019 at 02:53PM by AlohaPizzaGuy
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TIL, there is blood type called “RH null”, which is called “golden blood”. This blood is so rare that only 43 people worldwide have it. Its properties make it attractive in numerous medical applications and make it very valuable. via /r/todayilearned


TIL, there is blood type called “RH null”, which is called “golden blood”. This blood is so rare that only 43 people worldwide have it. Its properties make it attractive in numerous medical applications and make it very valuable.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-most-precious-blood-on-earth/381911/

Submitted December 23, 2019 at 08:37PM by feed322
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TIL of Tyra Winters, a Highschool cheerleader who saved the life of a choking toddler during a homecoming parade. She was on a float and jumped down from it when she spotted the suffering boy in the crowd. She’d gotten CPR training in the 8th grade and used it to save his life. via /r/todayilearned


TIL of Tyra Winters, a Highschool cheerleader who saved the life of a choking toddler during a homecoming parade. She was on a float and jumped down from it when she spotted the suffering boy in the crowd. She’d gotten CPR training in the 8th grade and used it to save his life.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/03/us/cheerleader-saves-toddler-trnd/index.html

Submitted December 23, 2019 at 08:53AM by Tokyono
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TIL when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, multi-millionaire pastor Joel Osteen initially refused to open the doors of his megachurch as a shelter, instead offering prayers. When criticized, he claimed it was inaccessible due to floods, despite dozens of pictures proving otherwise. via /r/todayilearned


TIL when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, multi-millionaire pastor Joel Osteen initially refused to open the doors of his megachurch as a shelter, instead offering prayers. When criticized, he claimed it was inaccessible due to floods, despite dozens of pictures proving otherwise.
https://digg.com/2017/joel-osteen-megachurch-harvey-victims

Submitted December 14, 2019 at 04:32PM by Rude-Transition
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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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