TIL about the melon drop scam, a con that targeted Japanese tourists. Scammers would buy a watermelon for a low price and then bump into an Asian tourist and charge them about $100 for the broken melon. This is due to the higher fruit prices in Japan. These days the scam involves any broken item.
TIL Roy Raymond, the founder of Victoria's Secret, committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993
TIL that drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate almost $1 billion of his money each year