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TIL Leon Theremin invented the Rhythmicon, the world’s first drum-machine. Today is his birthday.
TIL that if two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together. This reaction is called cold welding.
TIL that before 1774 in England it was possible to take out life insurance on a complete stranger, go kill them, and collect.
TIL the US-Canada border is the longest border in the world without a military defense.
TIL the sequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” involves Wonka and the Buckets narrowly escaping death at the hands(?) of vicious aliens in a government-funded space hotel and traveling into Hell (AKA Minusland) to save Grandma Georgina.
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