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TIL that 50% of adults in Gary, Indiana are obese, making it the most overweight city in America.

TIL that 50% of adults in Gary, Indiana are obese, making it the most overweight city in America. (truepeoplesearch.com) submitted…

TIL that even though Jane Goodall has studied chimpanzees for over 60 years, her favorite animals are dogs

TIL that even though Jane Goodall has studied chimpanzees for over 60 years, her favorite animals are dogs (en.wikipedia.org) submitted…

TIL American chemist Alexander Shulgin personally tested hundreds of drugs, meticulously recording their effects in his lab notebooks. He is also credited with introducing MDMA to psychologists in the late 1970s.

TIL American chemist Alexander Shulgin personally tested hundreds of drugs, meticulously recording their effects in his lab notebooks. He is…

TIL In England when Shakespeare was writing, the word ‘Nothing’ was slang for female genitalia, meaning ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a dirty double entendre.

TIL In England when Shakespeare was writing, the word ‘Nothing’ was slang for female genitalia, meaning ‘Much Ado About Nothing’…

TIL the vikings believed in valhalla they would get endless beer from a magical goats udder.

TIL the vikings believed in valhalla they would get endless beer from a magical goats udder. (vinepair.com) submitted by Facelessnbaseless…

TIL: The F-35 has a lifespan of 8,000 hours and it costs $44,000 per hour to fly.

TIL: The F-35 has a lifespan of 8,000 hours and it costs $44,000 per hour to fly. (popularmechanics.com) submitted by…

TIL that in 1985, Wong-Staal became the first person to clone HIV and to generate a genetic mapping of the virus which would be used for the research and design of treatments for AIDS.

TIL that in 1985, Wong-Staal became the first person to clone HIV and to generate a genetic mapping of the…