4 years ago
TIL Malabar Giant Squirrels are real and very colorful!
TIL the Netherlands loaned 2,5 million dollars to John Adams, who was the ambassador to NL back in 1782. This was done in order to stabilize the US after their war of independence finished. In today's value that would be a loan of roughly 150 billion dollars.
TIL the scientist that discovered stomach ulcers were caused by bacteria proved his hypothesis by swallowing live bacteria and then taking antibiotics to cure himself. Before, his hypothesis was mocked by other scientists.
TIL that most "national" holidays are just marketing ploys by agencies to boost sales. They are not recognized by any government whatsoever.
TIL that the 1976 NFL team, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, by season's end, had 21 players on injury reserve. Of those 21 players, 18 of them required knee surgery.
TIL there is one prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials that is still living, Ben Ferencz, he turns 101 in March.