3 years ago
TIL Cyanide comes from bamboo
TIL that the Millenium Bug resulted in 154 incorrect Down Syndrome results being sent to pregnant mothers; two abortions took place.
TIL that in 1984 a Beluga whale named Noc learned to warble in a human voice that was so convincing it fooled a diver into thinking someone was shouting at him to get out of the water!
TIL the famed Tuskegee Airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group won the Air Force's first Top Gun-style competition but kept it secret until a historian uncovered it in 2005
TIL that Starbucks will serve beverages at “Kids’ Temperature” (130°F), if you don’t want to wait for your drink to cool off.
TIL - An 11 year old girl in Nova Scotia, when told she couldn't swim in her local river, initiated testing of the river for fecal contaminants. After the samples tested above allowable limits, three levels of government committed $15 million to install 600 septic tanks along the river.