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TIL a fake town named “Agloe” was placed on a map for copyright purposes. Some people opened a shop at that location and named their store “Agloe General Store”, thus turning the fake town into a real one.

xVbm7 TIL The Co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, bought a 28,100 acres of land in the U.S. for $23 million. His long term plan is to retire to the region. And his short term plan - to stop the logging operations and preserve the country.
8gyP TIL In Greece’s fight for independence, a Turkish garrison in Acropolis was besieged by Greek fighters. When the Turks ran low on bullets, they began to cut the marble columns to use the lead within as bullets. The Greeks sent them ammunition saying: “Here are bullets, don’t touch the columns.”
Y7MpA TIL of the katzenclavier, a hypothetical musical instrument which consists of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard so that they cry out when a key is pressed. The cats would be arranged according to the natural tone of their voices.
VmBQ TIL There was only one victim to survive the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre when he arrived at the hospital. When asked by police who shot him 22 times, he said “Nobody shot me.”
9Y1dG TIL of "Tuatara", reptiles native to New Zealand and the sole surviving member of its order, which originated in the Triassic period 240 M yrs ago. They are related to lizards and snakes but have unusual features such as they don't have external ears, and have a third eye on the top of their head.