3 years ago
TIL kola has similar finger prints like humans.
TIL that 12 African nations have come together pledging to build a 9 mile wide band of trees that will stretch all the way across Africa, 4750 miles, in order to stop the progressive advancement of the Sahara.
TIL In Back to the Future the actress who played Jennifer couldn’t return for Part II due to her mother getting sick. This meant that the closing scene of Part I had to be re-shot with the new actress. They managed to re-film it with a near shot-for-shot match of the original.
TIL that 60-70% of all the deforestation in the Amazon is due to clearing land for cattle ranching
TIL that Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick created the famous - and somewhat ubiquitous - red, black and white Che Guevara image. Fitzpatrick, aged 16, met Guevara in Ireland too. Fitzpatrick began distributing for free, stating ‘I literally wanted it to breed like rabbits. I wanted it to spread.’
TIL Passenger pusher has been a profession since atleast the early 1900s. By the 1920s the New York pushers were known and disliked international for their aggressive nature and reputation as "sardine packers".