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TIL that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was informed of Osama Bin Laden’s death before the rest of th world found out. Johnson also made a tweet where he stated that he was proud to be an American, 45 minutes before Bin Laden’s death was announced by the White House.

BrZnK TIL Upper Peninsula of Michigan(UP) is the only region in the US where Finnish Americans make up a plurality of the population. Even the local English dialect is influenced by Finnish.
yvYl TIL that a man’s investments were prevented from growing to their full extent out of fear that they would exceed the value of the world.
vP6RK TIL that there is a town in India called Shani Shingnapur where all the houses and buildings are without doors! The town is known for its temple dedicated to Lord Shani, the Hindu god of justice, and the locals believe that the deity protects their homes from thieves and evil spirits.
KOW1B TIL The Florida State Seminoles is not a mascot. Instead, the University calls themselves “Seminoles” in honor of the Native American tribe. The name is supported and endorsed by the tribe, and the University and tribe share a special relationship.
YpRdB TIL High priced college textbooks bundled with "access codes" that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes.