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TIL, a Thai janitor stole Saudi Royal jewels, when the jewels were then returned it was discovered that half of them were fake, a Saudi business man with close ties to the royal family then traveled to Thailand to investigate and was abducted and killed, along with 3 Saudi officials 3 months later.

bPmE TIL the oldest U.S. airline to never have a fatal accident and still offer free meals in coach class during interstate flights is Hawaiian Airlines.
Kvj6 TIL of the death of PFC LaVena Johnson, who was found dead in 2005 at a base in Balad, Iraq. Initially ruled a suicide, an autopsy revealed she a broken nose, black eye, loose teeth, and burns from corrosive chemicals on her genitals. The Army has refused to reopen the case.
EMJP TIL a sleeping pilot awoke to see Venus in the night sky, mistook it for an oncoming plane and dove the plane down. Unsecured passengers were thrown against the ceiling.
6EQMX TIL Solomon Northup, a free African American living in New York in the 1800s, was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the south. As a slave, he had no way to testify his case. He remained a slave for 12 years before finally being freed. He then wrote a memoir "Twelve Years A Slave".
9YbrD TIL about I'll Do Anything, a 1994 James L. Brooks film that was originally filmed as a movie musical, featuring songs by multiple artists including Prince. After negative test reactions to the music, Brooks cut out all the numbers and spent seven weeks adding and re-editing new scenes for the film.