TIL 80% of the US population lives east of Dallas, Texas.
TIL the term "semi" as in semi-trailer bears the name from the trailers ability to support itself. A trailer can fully support itself whereas a semi-trailer has no front axle, requiring support from the tractor portion to remain stable.
TIL in 2001 MTV taped a pilot called “Dude, This Sucks”, where two team captains would do stunts to win money. In the second half two 13 year old girls were sprayed with feces by grown men. There was a lawsuit and the game show was never aired.
TIL Yellowstone hot spring pools are acidic and can dissolve an entire person
TIL Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper in the world, with 2.2 million Scoville units. It is 22 times hotter than a habanero. It was bred in Rock Hill, SC, by Ed Currie, proprietor of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company.
TIL In 1945, a mere 5 percent of France’s homes had a private, indoor bathroom
TIL With the exception of the Hooded Pitohui and the Ifrita kowaldi, both of Papua, New Guinea, all bird eggs are edible.
TIL The Romans started their calendars from March. So October meaning 8 should be the 8th month, September the 9th etc.
TIL Activision tried to buy out Tony Hawk’s royalty rights from him for $500k when the game was launching. He declined.
TIL TGI Fridays stopped requiring employees to wear flair after Office Space came out and customers began making jokes about the flair