10 years ago
TIL that the state treasury of zimbabwe is only 217$.
TIL that for the English-language version of the Japanese Studio Ghibli movie, Ponyo, the animators had to painstakingly re-draw the lips and mouth movements to properly match the language change - "You don't think of this as being a dubbed Japanese film."
TIL due to the rising popularity of jeans in the 1960s, one Texas legislator tried to have jeans declared the “official state costume” in 1977. His idea was ignored.
TIL that the Lingerie Football League claims to have fired several current NFL replacement refs for gross incompetence
TIL Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
TIL that in 1996 a chemistry professor accidentally spilled a drop of organic mercury on her latex gloved hand. She died of mercury poisoning less than a year later.