3 months ago
TIL Beefsteak fungus (aka poor man's steak) is actually edible
TIL China has more “excess” males (32 million) than Australia has people.
TIL: Baseballs used in MLB have been rubbed with a special mud from a secret river in New Jersey for over 75 years to comply with a rule that all baseballs must be "properly rubbed so that the gloss is removed".
TIL that airliners use 1 gallon of gas each second!
TIL about the famous American novelist Winston Churchill who was the reason why the British prime minister referred to himself as Winston Spencer Churchill. They met on occasion, but gradually Spencer Churchill’s rise to power steamrolled the American into obscurity.
TIL about Joseph Crater, a New York State Supreme Court Justice who mysteriously vanished amid a political scandal in August 1930. He was last seen leaving a restaurant on West 45th Street in Manhattan after having dinner with his mistress and a lawyer friend. His disappearance was never solved.