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TIL Michael Jackson wrote over 40 tracks for Sonic The Hedgehog 3. Although he requested not to be credited(due to dissatisfaction with the sound quality), his compositions made it into the final game.

KYEOJ TIL of the Ford Turbine-Powered Semi-Truck called "Big Red" which was introduced at the 1964 World's Fair, found its way into private hands and was restored instead of being crushed.
XYME TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.
KGlR TIL over 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are given to farm animals. Antibiotics help them gain weight and stay healthy in overcrowded conditions, but also encourage antibiotic resistant bacteria that spread to workers and meat consumers. Pfizer has spent $900,000 fighting a bill to stop the practice.
9YNQ6 TIL Natalie Wood mysteriously died during a boat trip with her husband Robert Wagner, Christopher Walken, and the boat’s captain. Her body was found a mile from the boat with bruises and abrasions. The death was ruled an accidental drowning and the coroner’s office was told not to discuss the case.
9YDMB TIL of the Nipah virus, which has a 50-75% mortality rate and is typically contracted by drinking something contaminated with bat pee