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TIL Robert W. Service sent his poems to his father to be printed and given as gifts to friends. Service received back an offer of royalties for publication, the printers had loved the poems, The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses was an immediate success and Service quit his bank job the next year.

JYjbj TIL of the "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti", which is a psychiatric case-study that revolved around an experiment on a group of three patients with paranoid schizophrenia, each of whom believed they were literally Jesus Christ. They were brought together and "quarreled over who was holier".
epD0b TIL: Founding Father and author of the Bill of Rights James Madison stopped the Virginia Assembly from establishing Christianity as the state religion with the help of Thomas Jefferson.
06jj TIL that Paul and Linda McCartney only agreed to be in the “Lisa the Vegetarian” episode of “The Simpsons” if Lisa would remain a vegetarian throughout the rest of the series.
MeGG7 TIL between 1989 to 1992, Los Angeles watch merchant Lance Thomas was involved in 4 shootouts with armed robbers, killing 5 in exchange of being wounded 5 times but not severely. He eventually closed his shop to avoid further bloodshed two days before the 1992 L.A. riots broke out.
vawL TIL Ashley Madison (a website to assist in having affairs) has it’s largest amount of registrations on the day after Valentine’s Day, day after Mother’s Day and day after Father’s Day.