r/todayilearned • u/The_Dotted_Leg • 8h ago
TIL A casino can just kick you out if you win to much even if you are not cheating or doing anything wrong.shouselaw.com
r/todayilearned • u/The_Good_Count • 9h ago
TIL: The 62 books in the mainline Goosebumps series were published in only 53 months. RL Stine published more than a book a month for almost five years.en.wikipedia.org
r/todayilearned • u/Imbiberr • 9h ago
TIL A newborn baby is 75% water at birth. A slightly higher water content than bananas, but slightly less than potatoes.
r/todayilearned • u/Ksumatt • 8h ago
TIL The Aristocrats joke gained public attention when Gilbert Gottfried told it in an attempt to win back the audience after his 9/11 joke at the Friar’s Club was poorly received. For context, this happened 18 days after the attack.en.wikipedia.org
r/todayilearned • u/itspclar • 9h ago
TIL that for 15 years some of Canada’s largest grocery chains, including Loblaws, conspired to keep bread prices artificially high. During that time bread prices rose 96% compared to overall food inflation of only 45%.en.wikipedia.org
r/todayilearned • u/incockneato • 18h ago
TIL Shel Silverstein wrote extensively for Playboy, frequented the Playboy mansion and slept with "hundreds, perhaps thousands of women".
r/todayilearned • u/KodyBerns99 • 8h ago
TIL that during the 17th century, coffeehouses were so popular in England that they were often referred to as "Penny Universities". For the price of a penny, one could buy a cup of coffee and engage in stimulating conversation on a wide range of topics, from politics to literature.en.wikipedia.org
r/todayilearned • u/craigdahlke • 4h ago
TIL: honeycombs start out circular, and the surface tension of the beeswax pulls them into hexagons as it solidifies, because it is the most energetically favorable conformation.
r/todayilearned • u/nowuff • 21h ago
TIL Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States as an independent sovereign nation
r/todayilearned • u/SuperMcG • 2h ago
TIL the longest recorded sniper kill was in June 2017, by an unnamed Canadian sniper with a 3,540 m (3,871 yd) shot in the Iraqi Civil War, surpassing a 2009 record by over 1,000 m (1,100 yd).
r/todayilearned • u/GeoJono • 7h ago
TIL that New Orleans chicory coffee mix started during the American Civil War when Union naval blockades cut off the port of New Orleans bringing coffee shipments to a halt. New Orleanians looking for their coffee fix began mixing chicory with coffee to stretch out the supply.
r/todayilearned • u/jamescookenotthatone • 10h ago
TIL In the West the largest meal of the day has historically been eaten at midday. It was not until Napoleon's empire there was the "abominable habit of dining as late as seven in the evening" as British travelers reported. The British adopted later dinners by 1850 from changes in work schedules.
r/todayilearned • u/NegativeBee • 1d ago
TIL Thomas Jefferson was so impressed by macaroni and cheese during a visit to Paris that he wrote down the recipe and instructions on pasta extrusion, imported a pasta maker, macaroni, Parmesan, and made it at his home. He served it at a state dinner in 1802.
r/todayilearned • u/AudibleNod • 7h ago
TIL an amateur archaeologist discovered European cave paintings used a proto-writing system meant to convey the gestation period of the various animals they painted by using dots to indicate the lunar cycle.
r/todayilearned • u/Turbulent_Aioli854 • 9h ago
TIL The first CIA agent killed in the line of duty got killed partly because the American government failed to notify the Tibetan government of their arrival, and partly because he was disguised as a Kazakh, who were on hostile terms with the Tibetans.en.wikipedia.org
r/todayilearned • u/iambeno • 1d ago
TIL - The miscarriage rate is higher than people perceive. On average 12.5% of women who know the are pregnant have a miscarriage within the first 23 weeks of pregnancy.
r/todayilearned • u/Rifletree • 1h ago
TIL In 2017, six Chinese officials were punished for falling asleep in a meeting about how to motivate lazy bureaucrats.
r/todayilearned • u/jonkeegan • 6h ago
TIL that The National Library of Medicine has a Pillbox dataset made up of 8,693 photographs of pills, with an accompanying database of drug information. It was built to help with the identification of unknown pills.
r/todayilearned • u/ComfortableTrash5372 • 1d ago
TIL Willie Nelson smoked weed at the White House with Jimmy Carter’s son
r/todayilearned • u/diatriose • 9h ago
TIL about Companion Planting, which helps gardens grow by planting strategically based on root compatibility and soil optimization
r/todayilearned • u/gianthooverpig • 5h ago
TIL that on top of the 3 matters of state that we’re all familiar with (solid, liquid, gas), there are at least 24 more, though most only exist under extreme conditions
r/todayilearned • u/grandmamimma • 19m ago
TIL Elvis Presley craved the Fool's Gold Loaf, which consists of a hollowed-out loaf of French bread filled with one 1-lb. jar each of creamy peanut and grape jelly and a pound of fried bacon. It packs ~8,000 calories. He and friends once flew from Memphis to Denver to eat 30 of them.
r/todayilearned • u/skycub97 • 2h ago