2 months ago
TIL: Cats Can't Taste Sweetness
TIL That the company behind the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street paid women and black executives less than the white men.
TIL of the Hand Angels, a Taiwanese NGO whose main service is giving hand jobs to the severely disabled.
TIL Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, has said of the films, “They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25”..[..]..“The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing.”
TIL that the coldest place in the known universe is in a laboratory right here on Earth.
TIL in 1920, the last living relative of Chief Massasoit (who helped the Pilgrims) heard Plymouth MA was erecting a statue of her ancestor out of gratitude. She pulled out a tiny basket she wove — only 3/16" tall — and said "That basket would hold all of Massachusetts' gratitude for Massasoit."