3 years ago
TIL the Seoul Subway has heated seats
TIL that "Free, White, and 21" was a Hollywood catchphrase in the 30s & 40s
TIL The US Postal Service had an unofficial mascot, Owey the dog, who was a welcome addition in any railway post office; he was a faithful guardian of railway mail and the bags it was carried in, and would not allow anyone other than mail clerks to touch the bags
TIL Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate boots to raise funds for an ill child’s surgery, instead he payed for the full cost of treatment
TIL that "Desperado", the song by the Eagles, was recorded in London with musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Lead vocalist Don Henley was intimidated by the large orchestra, and would later express regret that he did not sing as well as he could.
TIL about Berea College. Founded by abolitionists in 1855, it's what's called a "work college" -- every student has a job on campus alongside their classes. This keeps costs down and no student pays tuition. There are nine work colleges in the U.S. where students pay little or no tuition.