9 years ago
TIL that Amtrak has been losing money for 43 straight years
TIL that most Americans wake up between 6-6:30am and that by 5:30am 20% of people are awake.
TIL Harrison Ford was originally hired to build cabinets for George Lucas, and got the part of Han Solo on a whim
TIL Institut Le Rosey, an elite Swiss boarding school, also has a campus in the ski resort of Gstaad. The school relocates its operations to the resort from January to March.
TIL Victor Fleming directed Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz in the same year, the 4th and 6th best American films according to the American Film Institute's 1998 list.
TIL that only five (5) athletes--three women and two men--have ever won a medal at both the Winter AND Summer Olympic Games. Eddie Eagan, the first to do it, is still the only athlete to win gold in both.