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TIL electric cars can drive through deep water unscathed
TIL Russian millionare Pavel Durov was so bored at the office, he threw paper airplanes made of money out his window, causing a brawl outside
TIL Railguns are capable of firing objects with a muzzle velocity of 20 km/s (mach 59) but generate so much heat that repetitive tests would wear down the rails too quickly to be efficient.
TIL that the first use of an external defibrillator on a human was in 1947 by Claude Beck. The portable version of the defibrillator was invented in the mid-1960s. This machine was a revolutionary idea that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
TIL a study found that drinking coffee may “undo” liver damage. Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis
TIL that the Alaskan Salmon we enjoy in the U.S. is caught in Alaska, then shipped to China to be cleaned and deboned, and then shipped back to the U.S. for us to eat. The low cost of labor in China makes it cost effective for companies to pay for shipping and Chinese labor rather than U.S. labor.