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TIL that in China they have keychains with live animals in them by VapeThisBro in todayilearned

[–]cootershooter420 -18 points-17 points  (0 children)

what did you think was gonna happen? these people need western civilization or they will remain savages forever

TIL: mattresses can have up to 900% markup (a $3000 mattress can cost as little as $300 to make) by dart_catcher in todayilearned

[–]notacleverusernamer 444 points445 points  (0 children)

Well, he's 3, so I'm not sure if I should be worried that he's developing to fast, or that's not the case.

TIL the Unabomber was a math prodigy, started at Harvard at 16, and received his Masters and his PhD in mathematics by the time he was 25. He also had an IQ of 167. by newmyy in todayilearned

[–]Uhtred_McUhtredson 7349 points7350 points  (0 children)

He wrote my Professor a letter and sent him a copy of the book

*Professor squints at name on return address*

“So, uh, if anyone would like some extra credit, swing by my office after class. Oh, and bring a letter opener. Maybe some goggles, too...”

TIL about 20% of Greenland's population (56,186) have attempted suicide. by Nihilisticky in todayilearned

[–]RoseyOneOne 969 points970 points  (0 children)

But also the actual sun, as it stimulates serotonin.

I also don’t feel that vit d supplements (alone) work (to combat the loss of sunlight) for me, (but) I’ve heard liquid ones work better, though.

*edit: look here, you internet muppets. I don’t care if you’re a Vitamin D Doctor from the Global Vitamin D Foundation for Vitamin D Pills, I’m telling you that I’ve taken the pills, I’ve had the shots, I’ve done the math, and will still feel shitty.

It’s not just about supps.

If it’s so easy to solve, then why is it such a problem?

Your textbook hyperbole doesn’t eclipse my personal experience, so stick it where the sun don’t shine - like Greenland.

*edit edit: thank you for the GOLD kind stranger! It’s my first ever gilded comment, and on my birthday, too. I now feel validated against the muppets.

TIL that despite having a heart condition and arthritis that forced him to use a cane, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. led the first wave of landings at Utah Beach on D-Day, becoming the only general to land with his soldiers that day. by RobotsDick in todayilearned

[–]garynuman9 906 points907 points  (0 children)

...which is one of about 10 reasons I get pissed when other Americans disparage the French.

History classes need to do better in this country.

Teach Verdun. Kill the cheese eating surrender monkey sterotype in a single generation.

As an American. Respect to the French for all of their help throughout history, and thank you for such a respectful monument to our losses on your beaches.

TIL: The rivalry between Adidas and Puma became so fierce that the German town of Herzogenaurach (where both companies had their HQs) became known as "the town of bent necks", as no local would start a conversation with another without first looking down to check which firm's shoes they were wearing by InmostJoy in todayilearned

[–]Landlubber77 4310 points4311 points  (0 children)

The war escalated over the years, reaching a fever pitch when Adidas got the bomb. Hostilities ceased and both sides went back to their respective corners, a nuclear deterrent sometimes ironically serving as the most effective peacemaker. The fear still remains though, like the sword of Damocles perilously hanging over all their heads. For even if Adidas uses the bomb, surely they too will fall by its destruction, bringing a thousand years of darkness, and in wiping both friend and foe off the face of the Earth, striking...a New Balance.