TIL that Bell Labs, a research company that has contributed to many significant inventions, including transistors, lasers and solar cells, and whose work has been awared nine Nobel Prizes, is currently owned by Nokia
TIL that just a few days after surviving the sinking of the Titanic, actress Dorothy Gibson starred in a silent motion picture short about the disaster called "Saved from the Titanic". Gibson even wore the same clothes she wore the night of the sinking to add to the films authenticity.
TIL about the Davy Crockett - a tripod mounted gun developed by the US during the Cold War. It fired a tactical nuclear warhead with a range of up to 4 miles and a yield that caused fatal radiation within a radius of a quarter of mile