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TIL that Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums between 1993-1998 which include features of rap icons such as Method Man, Redman, Warren G, Keith Murray, Phife Dog, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Rakim and Mobb Deep from which two of them were awarded with platinum and gold.

yQJKp TIL of Domino's "Paving for Pizza" campaign which offers cities $5,000 grants to help them repair potholes. In exchange, cities are to fill potholes & stencil on a Domino’s logo. For example, Milford, DE got 40 "Domino's brand pothole fills"; Athens, GA got 150; Bartonville, TX got 8.
ajby TIL The iconic ‘scream’ made by WW2 dive bombers is produced by two separate acoustic devices mounted to the wings, known as a 'Jericho Trumpet(s)’ and serve no purpose beyond intimidation.
x65X5 TIL Green Day bassist Mike Prichard adopted the stage name Mike Dirnt as "Dirnt" was originally a nickname that his friends from grade school gave him, as he constantly played "air bass/guitar" and made a "dirnt, dirnt, dirnt" noise while pretending to pluck the strings.
VVd8 TIL that in 1990 the US Ambassador to Iraq was threatened with execution if he was harbouring Americans he responded with a press conference; where he wore a noose while declaring “If the choice is to allow American citizens to be taken hostage or to be executed, I will bring my own fucking rope"
OAG6 TIL that the 1905 football season was so dangerous that 18 players died, prompting Teddy Roosevelt to form a committee that ended up legalizing the forward pass.