TIL We are still evolving more and more humans are born with an extra artery in the arm
TIL: Ariana Grande had the words 'small charcoal grill' tattooed on her hand in Japanese instead of her song 7 Rings due to missing characters.
TIL the Feynman Lectures on Physics, freely accessible online, is widely appreciated to be one of the most well written summaries of physics, and fully grapsing its brilliantly intuitive explanations allows one to enjoy a true understanding of the concepts
TIL about walking adventurer Karl Bushby, currently attempting to be the first person to completely walk an unbroken path around the world since 1998
TIL JNCO Jeans still exist and retail for $300
TIL that daily or weekly streak doesn’t motivate people to continue doing something once it’s discontinued. Rather, it’s better to show the total number of days that you did something since the number will never be decreased and never demotivate users.
TIL that the river-dwelling Mexican Tetra fish is capable of regenerating its heart tissue with no scarring. The genes that are responsible for this, named iirc10 and caveolin, can also be found in humans too. Scientists believe the genes can be activated to regenerate heart tissue in us as well.
TIL that in response to a satanic cult in Germany that worshiped a half-man, half-cat demon, the pope declared cats satanic, which caused the public to kill cats. This made the bubonic plague worse, which was also blamed on Satan.
TIL: Honey can exist unspoiled and still edible, almost indefinitely. Archeologists excavating Egyptian tombs have uncovered preserved pots of honey several thousand years old.
TIL Daniel Day Lewis is the only actor in history to win three Academy Awards for Best Actor. He was nominated for six, winning half. Also, he has won 139 acting awards in total, with 212 nominations. He won 43 awards for his performance in "There Will Be Blood" alone.