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TIL that bats in the US eat so many insects that they save farmers an estimated $22.9 billion every year on pesticides. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that bats in the US eat so many insects that they save farmers an estimated $22.9 billion every year on pesticides.
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/opinion/05tue3.html

Submitted August 18, 2019 at 03:59AM by hfhfhfrr
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Today I Learned that you can’t find broccoli in the wild since it was created by humans by breeding it from wild cabbage. via /r/todayilearned


Today I Learned that you can’t find broccoli in the wild since it was created by humans by breeding it from wild cabbage.
https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/the-first-broccoli/

Submitted August 15, 2019 at 11:38AM by WTender2
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TIL that not only is USA the 3rd most populated country in the world, but if it had ONE BILLION MORE people, it would still be the 3rd most populated country in the world. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that not only is USA the 3rd most populated country in the world, but if it had ONE BILLION MORE people, it would still be the 3rd most populated country in the world.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations)

Submitted August 12, 2019 at 11:45AM by Putrid_Tie
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TIL that millennials in the ages of 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents instead of a spouse/partner – the first time this has occurred since record-keeping began in the 1880s via /r/todayilearned


TIL that millennials in the ages of 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents instead of a spouse/partner – the first time this has occurred since record-keeping began in the 1880s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials#Peter_Pan_generation

Submitted August 03, 2019 at 10:21AM by EclipseMain
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TIL a brain injury sustained during a mugging turned a man who used to think “math is stupid” into a mathematical savant with a form of synaesthesia that lets him see the world in fractals. via /r/todayilearned


TIL a brain injury sustained during a mugging turned a man who used to think “math is stupid” into a mathematical savant with a form of synaesthesia that lets him see the world in fractals.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190411-the-violent-attack-that-turned-a-man-into-a-maths-genius

Submitted July 31, 2019 at 04:45AM by lenny_ray
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TIL that in 2005 graffiti artist David Choe was offered $60K to paint multiple murals at Facebook headquarters. He chose to take his compensation in stock which was eventually worth more than $200 million via /r/todayilearned


TIL that in 2005 graffiti artist David Choe was offered $60K to paint multiple murals at Facebook headquarters. He chose to take his compensation in stock which was eventually worth more than $200 million
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/how-facebook-graffiti-artist-david-choe-earned-200-million.html

Submitted July 28, 2019 at 04:24PM by Ramy_
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TIL that Louis Armstrong wore a Star of David pendant for most of his life, up until the day he died, to commemorate a Jewish family that had taken him in and cared for him as a child. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Louis Armstrong wore a Star of David pendant for most of his life, up until the day he died, to commemorate a Jewish family that had taken him in and cared for him as a child.
https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong

Submitted July 27, 2019 at 01:46PM by musicalharmonica
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TIL Pizza Hut restaurants in China stopped offering one trip salad bars- due to customer’s creating elaborately engineered “salad towers” carefully balanced on one plate. via /r/todayilearned


TIL Pizza Hut restaurants in China stopped offering one trip salad bars- due to customer’s creating elaborately engineered “salad towers” carefully balanced on one plate.
https://kotaku.com/how-chinese-ingenuity-destroyed-salad-bars-at-pizza-hut-834835079

Submitted July 25, 2019 at 07:53PM by FlyOnAHotTurd
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TIL that in 1999, Philip Morris attempted to convince the government of the Czech Republic that smoking was highly beneficial to the country, as more people would die earlier as a result, thus letting the government save millions on pensions, hospitals, and housing for elderly citizens. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that in 1999, Philip Morris attempted to convince the government of the Czech Republic that smoking was highly beneficial to the country, as more people would die earlier as a result, thus letting the government save millions on pensions, hospitals, and housing for elderly citizens.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-aug-05-mn-30831-story.html

Submitted July 16, 2019 at 04:18PM by BurtGummer1911
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