4 years ago
TIL Sharks have been around on Earth longer than Trees
TIL a village in India is addicted to chess after one man taught everyone how to play 50 years ago to stop excessive alcohol use and gambling which has now all declined to almost nothing
TIL that Battle of Grunwald painting depicting Polish-Lithuanian victory over German Teutonic Order topped list of most wanted paintings by Nazis, whoes aim was to destroy it. Bounty of 10M marks was offred by Goebbles and several restance mebers died protecting its location, but it survived the war
TIL that because of the austerity measures following the war, Queen Elizabeth had to use clothing ration coupons to pay for her wedding dress. She was given hundreds of clothing coupons by brides-to-be to help her, but she had to return the coupon gifts as it was illegal to transfer them.
TIL birds don’t have the same biochemical pain pathway for spicyness as mammals so they don’t suffer at all from capsaicin
TIL that Prince Harry owns an Olympic racehorse named Usain Colt