9 months ago
TIL that "Clint Eastwood" is an anagram of "Old West Action".
TIL gorillas have been observed dismantling snares after a member of their troop was killed by one
TIL when Futurama has Stephen Hawking as a character they do not simulate his voice but actually ask him to voice act
TIL during the Operations Crossroads Nuclear Test, much of the ships surrounding the blasts were populated with test animals, many died, except for Pig #311, which was found swimming in the lagoon after the blast, and went on to live at the National Zoo in D.C.
TIL that it takes 90 days for a single drop of water to travel the Mississippi River’s entire length. From its source, Lake Itasca, to its end, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River flows 2340 miles.
TIL after Columbine, Marilyn Manson wrote an article condemning the media’s coverage of the event. In it he writes, “the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes. They just created two new ones... Don’t be surprised if every kid who gets pushed around has two new idols.”