a8Wlb TIL In 1963 Sean Connery, filming From Russia with Love in Italy, played roullete at the casino in Saint-Vincent. He won the equivalent of $200,000 after betting on 17, 3 times consecutively. Odds being 1:50653
Zpv6o TIL that, during a battle in the French and Indian War, George Washington survived having had two horses shot from under him and four bullets piercing his coat.
78wXx TIL that Connecticut banned the use of any contraception for married couples until 1965
kJlKg TIL Johnny Depp cut off the tip of his own finger.
Egkap TIL: Presidents elected in years divisible by 20 have died in office or faced an assassination attempt
Y7v5W TIL Ulysses S. Grant, who was running for a third term in 1880, led on 35 ballots for the nomination. It wasn't until James G. Blaine and John Sherman shifted their supporters toward James A. Garfield that Grant subsequently lost on the 36th ballot.
BgBkb TIL the "Perhapsatron" was an early Fusion Power device developed in Los Alamos that no one was sure would work, hence calling it "perhaps-a-tron"
rN7v0 TIL Carly Simon is an heiress of Simon & Schuster
NXvD8 TIL the Frozen Food Aisle was created as a result of Clarence Birdseye learning how to flash freeze fish from the Inuits in the 1920s
l7NdG TIL that Smedley Butler is the last person to have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice
8e6VL TIL of Japanese Olympic athlete Shizo Kanakuri (金栗 四三), who held the world record for the longest marathon run of 54 years, 8 months, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3.seconds after collapsing during the race, returning home, and finishing it decades later in his 70s.
P15yJ TIL Microsoft released the first version of Excel for the Mac in 1985, more than 2 years before releasing it on Windows