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TIL that "Clint Eastwood" is an anagram of "Old West Action".
TIL 'Could It Be Magic' by Barry Manilow, and also recorded by Donna Summer and Take That, is based on a piece by Chopin.
TIL of the disappearance of Gary Mathias, who after attending a college basketball game w/ 4 friends, was never seen again. His 4 friends were found decaying in/around a remote cabin 20mi. away from their car having died from starvation&hypothermia, despite an ample supply of food/heating materials.
TIL In 1942 Punxatawney Phil (the Groundhog) did not make a prediction on the remaining length of winter but claimed to only see a partial shadow, adding that, “War clouds have blacked out parts of the shadow.”
TIL there is a mutation that causes bones to become 8 times denser than normal that allow people to walk away from car accidents without a single fracture but with a trade off of being unable to swim.
TIL the worlds richest African American is no long Oprah Winfrey, its Philanthropist Robert F. Smith who started as a Chemical Engineer but eventually started his own investment firm and is now worth approx 4.4 Billion USD.