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TIL the most powerful commercial radio station ever was WLW (700KHz AM), which during certain times in the 1930s broadcasted 500kW radiated power. At night, it covered half the globe. Neighbors within the vicinity of the transmitter heard the audio in their pots, pans, and mattresses.



TIL Purkinje Effect. Which states that as the lights dim, our eyes get more sensitive towards blue end of the spectrum. This is the reason why in movie theaters, chairs are usually red. In low light, red is the first color the human eye loses sight of, hence enhancing our viewing experience.


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TIL that Vermont ambulances stock maple syrup for ‘oral glucose’ administration.



TIL Due to casino distributions, every Seminole Indian child born is a multi millionaire when they turn 18 years old.



TIL about two Irish boys aged 13 and 10 who in 1985 ended up in New York after sneaking onto a train and a ferry in Dublin, a train to Heathrow, and a flight to JFK, all without being caught.


today i learnedPlatinumAer0

TIL that the Concorde airplane flew so fast, if you left London (or Paris) in the evening flying west towards New York, to the passengers in the plane, the sun would actually appear to begin rising again shortly after reaching cruising speed. The plane flew faster than the Earth’s rotation.



TIL In the original ending to “Pretty Woman”, Richard Gere’s character throws Julia Roberts character out of his limo in a dirty alley and tosses $3,000 on top of her


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TIL it took 4 people only 4 days to replicate a typical 2.5 tonne Block of the Great Pyramid, using the same tools found in an abandoned ancient quarry (copper chisels, wooden mallets, etc.)



TIL there’s a mineral element (Promethium) so rare that it’s estimated there are 500-600 grams of it in the Earth’s crust


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TIL Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere and the only world other than Earth that has surface liquid in the form of lakes, rivers and oceans



TIL Procter & Gamble argued for years that Pringles were NOT potato chips, but Britain’s Supreme Court of Judicature ultimately determined that they were — requiring Procter & Gamble to pay $160 million in taxes.


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TIL Cyprus was going to host the first particle accelerator in the Middle East, but ministers chose to spend the money on hosting the Miss Universe pageant instead.



TIL that the Sun is 99.86% of all mass in our solar system. Every other planet, asteroid, and comet only adds up to 7/50th of a single percent.


today i learnedSuper_ACF

TIL Krabby Patty is a veggie burger, as he series’ creator, Stephen Hillenburg, expressly stated that the patties do not contain any meat.



TIL that despite not existing for the past 30 years, the Soviet Union still holds the most Olympic gold medals for wrestling.