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TIL: After being acquitted of murdering his wife Claus Von Bülow held a dinner party where his lawyer Alan Dershowitz explained to his guests how the evidence pointed to his innocence. After hearing this Norman Mailer grabbed his wife and said:, "Let's get out of here. I think this guy is innocent."

OGYJY TIL some of the lyrics in Barenaked Ladies' "If I Had $1000000" are references to things Michael Jackson bought in the 1980s, including exotic animals, John Merrick's remains, a monkey and a green dress (for Elizabeth Taylor)
oRxwY TIL that prior to WWII, while working as a circus performer, was also working for US Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors.
p6VO TIL The ‘Technocracy’ movement seek to revolutionize the social structure and create a society without crime, debt, or war. This trough replacing politicians with scientists and engineers, politics with science, and make North America a self-sufficient continent.
YAkx TIL of the Yaghan word “Mamihlapinatapai”; the world’s hardest to translate word which allegedly means “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin”
WvAN TIL that Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, two wealthy extremely entrepreneurs, sent each other gag Christmas gifts. Rockefeller sent Carnegie a cardboard vest to make fun of his poor childhood. In return Carnegie sent a fine whiskey to Rockefeller, a devout baptist who had given up drinking.