6 years ago
We could do it, but should we?
TIL: Despite strong ratings and years of planned additional seasons, the TV series "Gargoyles" was killed because the OJ Simpson trial dragged on for so long and kept pre-empting the series until people weren't sure if it was still airing.
TIL that legendary stand up comedian Lenny Bruce pretended to be gay to get out of service after four invasions in the Pacific in 1945, after 30 months of service. Bruce got his Undesirable Discharge papers 3 weeks after confessing to a navy doctor... He was the inpiration for Crpl. Klinger in MASH.
TIL in the 1980s a man with severe OCD shot himself in the head in an attempt to commit suicide. Instead of killing him, the bullet destroyed the part of his brain that was responsible for his OCD, and he went on to become a straight-A college student five years later.
TIL Time Warner, one of the world’s largest media companies, is paid a licensing fee for every Guy Fawkes mask sold
TIL in 1950 over 1 million French citizens were native speakers of a Celtic language called Breton, today there are less than 250,000. The language is isolated to the Brittany peninsula in Northwest France.