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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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TIL over 15 to 20 networks rejected the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” series, saying no one would be interested in a Sci-Fi horror that revolves around kid protagonists. One executive said they need to make it a kids show or have an adult character (Jim Hopper) be the main protagonist instead. via /r/todayilearned


TIL over 15 to 20 networks rejected the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” series, saying no one would be interested in a Sci-Fi horror that revolves around kid protagonists. One executive said they need to make it a kids show or have an adult character (Jim Hopper) be the main protagonist instead.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/11/duffer-brothers-stranger-things-rejected-over-15-times-pre-netflix.html

Submitted September 24, 2019 at 03:39PM by TrendWarrior101
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TIL that flying a black Jolly Roger signaled piracy and offered your victim the option to surrender. Flying a red Jolly Roger signaled that no quarter would be given and your ship was about to be taken with no mercy. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that flying a black Jolly Roger signaled piracy and offered your victim the option to surrender. Flying a red Jolly Roger signaled that no quarter would be given and your ship was about to be taken with no mercy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger#Use_in_practice

Submitted September 13, 2019 at 11:13AM by finalfunk
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TIL that Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian Ethnographer, sailed from Peru to Polynesia on an primitive balsa wood raft to prove that ancient trans-oceanic travel was possible. When experts called it a fluke, he made an Egyptian reed boat and sailed it from Morocco to Central America to prove them wrong. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian Ethnographer, sailed from Peru to Polynesia on an primitive balsa wood raft to prove that ancient trans-oceanic travel was possible. When experts called it a fluke, he made an Egyptian reed boat and sailed it from Morocco to Central America to prove them wrong.
https://www.kon-tiki.no/expeditions/kon-tiki-expedition/

Submitted September 12, 2019 at 03:13PM by ExactlyOneNinja
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TIL: A woman with a ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring was discovered by scientists. She reported numerous injuries without pain, often smelling her burning flesh before noticing any injury, and could open door to new treatments. via /r/todayilearned


TIL: A woman with a ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring was discovered by scientists. She reported numerous injuries without pain, often smelling her burning flesh before noticing any injury, and could open door to new treatments.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/healing-powers-no-pain-mutant-gene-scotland-a8842836.html

Submitted September 07, 2019 at 09:16AM by Sariel007
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TIL beekeepers are advised not to eat bananas due to their smell making bees agressive because it releases the same pheromones that alert bees to attack via /r/todayilearned


TIL beekeepers are advised not to eat bananas due to their smell making bees agressive because it releases the same pheromones that alert bees to attack
https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/put-down-that-banana-beekeeper/

Submitted September 06, 2019 at 04:43PM by saiasox
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TIL George Clooney once gave 14 of his closest friends each $1M in cash, and even paid the taxes on it for them – with one condition: they all had to take it or none of them got it. via /r/todayilearned


TIL George Clooney once gave 14 of his closest friends each $1M in cash, and even paid the taxes on it for them – with one condition: they all had to take it or none of them got it.
https://www.eonline.com/news/899813/george-clooney-once-gave-14-of-his-best-friends-1-million-each-rande-gerber-says

Submitted September 05, 2019 at 07:01PM by BufordTeeJustice
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TIL The reason why we view neanderthals as hunched over and degenerate is that the first skeleton to be found was arthritic. via /r/todayilearned


TIL The reason why we view neanderthals as hunched over and degenerate is that the first skeleton to be found was arthritic.
http://discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/22-20-things-you-didnt-know-aboutneanderthals

Submitted September 01, 2019 at 10:12PM by bees_irl
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