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TIL nutmeg and mace come from the same fruit of the same tree
TIL Every 2 years, 2 ATMs nicknamed, "The Loneliest ATM" in remote Alaska are serviced and brought up to speed and technology. The vendors chosen for that job undergo a psychological exam and a physical to make sure they’re equipped to deal with the Antarctic climate in case they get held over.
TIL In the Star Trek TOS episode “The Conscience of the King”, in the 1960’s-style cocktail party scene, the party music is a subdued version of Star Trek theme song, meaning the Star Trek theme song exists within the Star Trek universe.
TIL that in South Korea, there is a day called Black Day (April 14), where single people eat noodles to lament their loneliness. This is in opposition to Valentine’s Day and White Day, the days for couples.
TIL Pointing a laser at an airplane in the U.S. can get you up to 20 years in prison, and a quarter of a million dollars fine.
TIL that while Japan is 62nd in terms of land size and 10th in terms of population, it has the 3rd largest economy in the world. Not only that, but it has the 2nd lowest homicide rate in the world, and 2nd highest life expectancy.