TIL that the oldest film on IMDb is "Passage de Vénus", a six second series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun on December 9th, 1874.
TIL that Walt Disney World began as "The Florida Project". Dummy corporations were used, by Walt Disney Productions, to buy up 27,000 acres of land to avoid bursts of land speculation in the Orlando area. Early rumors assumed possible development by NASA, Ford, the Rockefellers, and Howard Hughes.
TIL that in 2006, footballer Ashley Cole sued 2 tabloids for alleging he participated in a homosexual orgy, and was criticized by a former teammate for publishing an autobiography when he was only 25 years old.