tilthat: TIL: Terry Fox, a 21 year old one-legged cancer patient, ran 3,339miles across Canada in 143 days before dying. He ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day and was the youngest person ever named a Companion of the Order of Canada. via http://bit.ly/188faGx
tilthat: TIL that there are two related phenomenon of déjà vu with names: jamais vu and presque vu. Jamais vu is, for instance, when a word is repeated so much that it doesn’t seem like a word anymore, and presque vu is when a word is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t think of it. via http://bit.ly/10KEihg
tilthat: TIL: Despite piracy, there are more musicians than before and they’re making more money than ever. via http://bit.ly/112pVE4
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and...– Bruce Lee (via dawnawakened)
tilthat: TIL John Lithgow played the William Shatner role in the Twilight Zone remake of “Nightmare at 20,000 feet.” Years later when Shatner appears on 3rd Rock from the sun he says “It was a horrible flight! There was a man on the wing of the plane!”; Lithgow responds, “The same thing happened to me!” via http://bit.ly/10Xl2Su
tilthat: TIL Velociraptors were only about 2 feet tall via http://bit.ly/12BBHcG
tilthat: TIL the abbreviated “lb” for “pound” in America comes from the astrology symbol “Libra,” the scales. via http://bit.ly/14eCHEf I was thinking about this not 2 days ago, I’m glad it got explained to me by the internet!
tilthat: TIL that hating the sound of someone breathing or eating is called “misophonia” and is an actual brain disorder. via http://bit.ly/13v1a8H Best thing for a hypochondriac to read in the morning.
tilthat: TIL that you shouldn’t recycle pizza boxes. The soaked-in grease has likely rendered the cardboard un-recycleable, and you’re doing more harm than good by putting them in the recycle bin. via http://bit.ly/13Xbndn
tilthat: TIL that Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody became the only song to hit the top ten twice, two decades apart, first in 1976 and again in 1992 after being featured in the Wayne’s World soundtrack. via http://bit.ly/127qyOU
tilthat: TIL that the greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate. This effect is independent of divorce, southerness, poverty, and gun availability. via http://bit.ly/10mb3Ek Proof that country music is evil!
jenesaispourquoi: professorsparklepants: Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES? the prof asks the important questions.
tilthat: TIL the airspeed velocity of an unladen european swallow is 24 mph, or 40 km/h via http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1e8tsn/til_the_airspeed_velocity_of_an_unladen_european/