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TIL: The Rabies symptoms, hydrophobia, extra saliva, and difficulty swallowing are results of the virus settling in the salivary glands for the purpose of easier transmission through biting. The infected animal’s ability to transmit the virus would be reduced if it could swallow saliva and water.

PgvV TIL in 1953, a US Scientist named Frank Olsen was administered LSD without his knowledge as part of the MKULTRA program. A week later, Olsen ended up dead. The CIA claimed Olsen jumped from a hotel window, but later paid the family $750K and a 2nd autopsy revealed he was likely assassinated.
WkjYX TIL that four months before his infamous match against Billie Jean King, 55-year old Bobby Riggs played against the top-ranked female tennis player at the time, Margaret Court. He won easily in straight sets: 6-2, 6-1
awb70 Today I learned that the battle at Castle Itter during WW2 wasn't the only time that Americans and Germans fought alongside each other in battle.
kObDd TIL: The "Starvation Doctor," Linda Burfield Hazzard, who wrote a book, "Fasting for the Cure of Disease," was convicted of manslaughter in 1912 for a patient's death by starvation. At least 15 deaths are attributed to her "care." While doing a fasting cure on herself in 1938 she died of starvation.
VWn8 TIL your brain makes decisions before you realize it, according to researchers that used brain imaging to predict what choice people would make before they themselves were aware of having made a decision—prompting reconsideration of what we consider “free will”