TIL a married father in France went to the hospital complaining of a 2 week history of mild leg weakness, only to find out he lived his whole life with 90% of his brain missing
TIL On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job. In 2015 - when I was changing my job, I had sent out about 400 applications and got no response or negative response at best.
TIL in 1896 a temporary, one-day city was named in Texas called Crush, where two locomotives were to be smashed head-on for purposes of spectacle. It was, for a few hours, the 2nd largest city in TX with 40k attendees. The collision caused engine boilers to explode, resulting in death and injuries.
TIL that the average office worker spends 77 minutes a day watching videos unrelated to their job, according to a 2017 survey.
TIL the brains of rats have a “random mode” that is switched on when they are in unfamiliar situations