3 years ago
TIL: FedEx officially recognizes 'Taiwan' as 'Taiwan, China'
TIL in the show “My Name Is Earl” Burt Reynolds was a recurring guest star and had a son who was played by Norm Macdonald. To do this, he used his SNL Burt Reynolds impression.
TIL that Lurleen Wallace, the first female governor of Alabama, was elected after term limits prohibited her husband, noted segregationist George Wallace, from running again. She had married at 16 and had never held a paying job prior to becoming governor.
TIL about the Founding Father's love for ice cream. Thomas Jefferson crafted an 18-step recipe for vanilla ice cream that is housed in the Library of Congress. George Washington was said to have spent $200 on ice cream in the summer of 1790.
TIL that during production of the notoriously convoluted 1946 noir classic The Big Sleep, neither the director nor the screenwriters knew if a character was supposed to have commit suicide or been murdered, so they contacted the book’s author, Raymond Chandler, and he didn’t know either.
TIL in 2007 after Johnny Depp's daughter recovered from a serious E. Coli infection, Depp dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow to spend 4 hours in the hospital reading stories to sick children, and donated £1 million to that hospital.