6 years ago
TIL Birthday candles can be traced back to the ancient Greeks
TIL that all of the gold ever discovered by humankind would fit in a cube that is only 22 meters wide on every side.
TIL The Horn Effect is when individuals believe negative traits are connected to each other. e.g. an observer assuming a physically unattractive person is morally inferior to an attractive person. The inverse, believing an attractive person has superior morals, is the Halo Effect.
TIL that the locations of the world’s tallest and oldest trees are kept top secret to avoid tourist crowds damaging them and their surroundings.
TIL the purpose of a bong is to immediately cool the smoke by passing it through water, resulting in a smoother toke.The water also filters out any ash that might otherwise blow into your mouth or airway.There’s also a certain amount of tar filtration that goes on. This is why the water turns brown
TIL that an "eggcorn" is a phrase that sounds similar and seems to make sense to another, but has a word incorrectly substituted in (like "Old-Timer's Disease" instead of "Alzheimer's Disease"). It's based on an example of a person saying "eggcorn" instead of "acorn"