6 years ago
Today I learned no NBA player has ever been born in Vermont
TIL the generation who grew up watching black-and-white TV experienced predominantly colourless dreams, until the widespread of colour television in the 1960s.
TIL Upon the death of the Dalai Lama, a search for his reincarnation is conducted where a child is identified through a series of 'tests' before being recognized as the succeeding Dalai Lama. The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th.
TIL that each commercial airplane in the U.S. is struck by lightning more than once every year on average.
TIL President Eisenhower would watch almost any movie that featured cowboys except for ones with Robert Mitchum because of his arrest for marijuana possession. As soon as Ike saw Mitchum in a movie he would walk out.
TIL about the 'Children's Crusade', where a 12 year old managed to get a following of 30,000 children to attempt to reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. They were unable to cross the Mediterranean sea and were sold into slavery by merchants offering free passage on their boats.