7 months ago
TIL 80% of the US population lives east of Dallas, Texas.
TIL that when the atomic bomb was first tested, one of the physicists, Enrico Fermi, had a wager as to “whether or not the bomb would ignite the atmosphere, and if so, whether it would merely destroy New Mexico or destroy the world.”
TIL that Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody became the only song to hit the top ten twice, two decades apart, first in 1976 and again in 1992 after being featured in the Wayne’s World soundtrack.
TIL: The lyrics and song “The God who Failed” by Metallica were inspired by Hetfield’s anguish on the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death. She died of cancer after refusing medical attention, solely relying on her belief in God to heal her.
TIL that early Romans thought that trousers were ‘effeminate’ -they much preferred their manlier tunics
TIL Cheese has small amounts of morphine in it