3 years ago
TIL a fascist Italy in 1935 ended slavery in Ethiopia.
TIL that the Mushroom Houses in Super Mario Bros. 3 already know what item it will randomly give you at the start, therefore picking one box has no advantage over picking the others.
TIL that Dr. Seuss’s wife thought the Cat in the Hat movie was so bad that she forbid any more live action films of his books.
TIL Olympic gold medals are only 1% gold and 92.5% silver. They would be worth over $25k if they were pure gold but instead the medal value is only approximately $600.
TIL on the day of his death, “Heath Ledger” was understandably the number 1 search on Google. Number 2 was “Keith Ledger”.
TIL the phrase “log in” is derived from entries made in ships’ logs, which are in turn derived from actual logs. [fixed]