TIL that is was a common practice of the Roman emperor Geta to make puzzles for his grammarians, asking them to characterize the sounds of different animals
TIL about the "De re coquinaria," also known as "Apicius." Its an ancient Roman cookbook believed to be the oldest cookbook ever found. It offers valuable insights into ancient Roman cuisine, covering a range of dishes, techniques, and ingredients.
TIL in 1800 vice president Thomas Jefferson received a report of a large, brightly glowing light which was witnessed hovering in the Louisiana sky. Later, he presented the report to the American Philosophical Society and wrote about the event in his diary.