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TIL that if an acronym is said letter by letter, like FBI or ATM, it is called an initialism. To be a true acronym all of the letters must be said as a word, some examples are NATO, NASA and POTUS.

Ypkxr TIL the first female doctor in Britain spent 56 years disguised as Dr. James Barry; a male Royal British Army surgeon. She was the first person to perform a successful C-section in British history and her true identity was only discovered after she rose to the rank of “Inspector General.”
O7K1 TIL 2 people (Max Martin and Dr. Luke) are the hidden talents crating virtually every single huge pop song. They define the biggest hits of Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Ariana Grande, Taio Cruz, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and Ke$ha.
vaYK TIL when child actor Jackie Coogan turned 18 he found out all his money ($68 million) had been spent by his mother who argued “No promises were ever made to give Jackie anything. Every dollar a kid earns before he is 21 belongs to his parents.” Coogan’s Bill was passed to protect child actors
wo76 TIL many American vodkas really are the same. They’re produced by a handful of commodity giants and sold to brands for dilution, filtering, and packaging. One distillery fills 3 separate brand partner bottles with the same potato vodka.
rmY1 TIL that Sweden and Denmark have fought more wars between them than any other two nations, even beating out France and England.