2 months ago
TIL that Americans spell judgement without the e (judgment)
Jerk drivers who merge at the last minute are actually more efficient. However, they are still jerks.
TIL In 1920, Poland, which regained its indepdence two years earlier, basically stopped the outbreak of a new world war by itself, which was started by the Bolshevik Russia who wanted to introduce communism in Western Europe by force.
TIL: That while the kilogram is defined in terms of three fundamental physical constants, the imperial equivalent, the pound is legally defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms
TIL about a cheeky species of New Zealand parrot that required their own special playground be made to keep them from messing with traffic
TIL: There's a tiny chunk of Russia located two countries west of Russia. Like East Germany, it's land the Red Army conquered in the last year of WWII. Unlike East Germany, the Russians are still in control of the ex-Prussian/ex-German area of Königsberg --called since WWII the Kaliningrad Oblast.