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TIL The bellybutton is so dirty scientists are finding new unknown bacteria. One person had bacterium previously found only on Japanese soil, where he had never been. via /r/todayilearned


TIL The bellybutton is so dirty scientists are finding new unknown bacteria. One person had bacterium previously found only on Japanese soil, where he had never been.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/12/1-458-bacteria-species-new-to-science-found-in-our-belly-buttons/266360/

Submitted March 20, 2020 at 03:17PM by frapz
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TIL due to the overuse of the word “sorry” in Canada, Ontario lawmakers passed the “Apology Act” in 2009. Saying sorry could no longer be used against you in a court of law and that it represents an “expression of sympathy or regret” and not “an admission of fault or liability.” via /r/todayilearned


TIL due to the overuse of the word “sorry” in Canada, Ontario lawmakers passed the “Apology Act” in 2009. Saying sorry could no longer be used against you in a court of law and that it represents an “expression of sympathy or regret” and not “an admission of fault or liability.”
https://www.theloop.ca/canadians-love-to-say-sorry-so-much-we-had-to-make-this-law/

Submitted March 15, 2020 at 07:58AM by gmcl86
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TIL of patient AB – “the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared.” via /r/todayilearned


TIL of patient AB – “the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared.”
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232271307_A_difficult_case_Diagnosis_made_by_hallucinatory_voices

Submitted March 14, 2020 at 06:08PM by TertiaryAdjunctOfU01
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TIL a metastudy in 2017 with over 10k participants found that daily vitamin D doses reduced the chance of contracting respiratory infections by 19% via /r/todayilearned


TIL a metastudy in 2017 with over 10k participants found that daily vitamin D doses reduced the chance of contracting respiratory infections by 19%
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/02/study-confirms-vitamin-d-protects-against-cold-and-flu/

Submitted March 12, 2020 at 06:55PM by macromaniac
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TIL of ‘kangaroo words’, that is, a word that contains a synonym inside it, i.e MAscuLinE, BLOssOM, cHickEN or hoNOuraBLE. via /r/todayilearned


TIL of ‘kangaroo words’, that is, a word that contains a synonym inside it, i.e MAscuLinE, BLOssOM, cHickEN or hoNOuraBLE.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_word

Submitted March 10, 2020 at 05:00AM by wonderwallpersona
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TIL that in 1986, when a murdered woman was found by her husband in their LA apartment, the LAPD considered the case a botched burglary. The woman’s father said that an old lover of his daughter’s husband-an LA cop, was the murderer. He was proven right by a DNA match over 20 years later. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that in 1986, when a murdered woman was found by her husband in their LA apartment, the LAPD considered the case a botched burglary. The woman’s father said that an old lover of his daughter’s husband-an LA cop, was the murderer. He was proven right by a DNA match over 20 years later.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sherri_Rasmussen

Submitted February 20, 2020 at 06:05AM by Tokyono
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TIL that the popular sleep-aid Ambien has been shown to make paralyzed and brain-damaged people, who have been well past the point of recovery, spontaneously move and talk again because it can reconstruct neurons and make new connections in the brain. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that the popular sleep-aid Ambien has been shown to make paralyzed and brain-damaged people, who have been well past the point of recovery, spontaneously move and talk again because it can reconstruct neurons and make new connections in the brain.
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/magazine/can-ambien-wake-minimally-conscious.html

Submitted February 17, 2020 at 02:07PM by British_Finn
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TIL the CDC has recommended later start times for schools because 66% of teens have chronic sleep deprivation. via /r/todayilearned


TIL the CDC has recommended later start times for schools because 66% of teens have chronic sleep deprivation.
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/08/why-school-should-start-later/401489/

Submitted February 16, 2020 at 10:14AM by Shatner_Commas
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TIL that Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first president to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first president to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter

Submitted February 13, 2020 at 03:15PM by GuacaHoly
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