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TIL Ohio has a native species of cactus
TIL that a single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops.
TIL that the original London bridge is now located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
TIL of the "Gates of Hell" in Turkministan. In 1971, a Soviet drilling rig accidently punctured an underground natural gas cavern. To head off a environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the gas on fire. The crater has been burning continuously for 47 years since.
TIL President John F. Kennedy was a huge James Bond fan. He viewed an early print of ‘From Russia with Love’ at the White House on Nov 21st, 1963. It was the last film he ever saw, he was killed the next day in Dallas.
TIL All QuickTrip gas stations offer a safe house where at risk youth can come in off the street.