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23760
TIL the R-rated film Planes Trains and Automobiles would have been rated PG if not for the scene where Steve Martin says "fucking" 18 times in one minute. Despite the rating it is the only time in the movie where the word is used.
2991
TIL Jelly Roll Morton, at the age of 14 tricked his great-grandmother into believing he was a night watchman at a barrel house when in fact he was working as a piano player in a brothel. In that atmosphere, he often sang smutty lyrics; he took the nickname "Jelly Roll", which was slang for vagina.
3549
TIL the British supermarket chain Iceland has an EU-wide trademark on their name, and take legal action against Icelandic companies that use it. The Icelandic government has applied to have their trademark invalidated, so far without success.
970
TIL High heels on men's shoes was once considered virile and masculine
562
TIL: 92 Russians died for every 1 American in WWII
450
TIL that, primarily, Chameleons change their color to warm up (dark colors absorb more light) and be sexy (to other chameleons), not to camouflage themselves (as many people believe).
702
TIL: Near-perfect ellipsoid lenses have been found among viking artifacts. Hinting that the Vikings likely made telescopes 1000 years ago, 500 years before Galileo.
787
TIL that isolating a female cannabis plant from a male, can increase production of buds (richest THC source) as the female increases her efforts to attract pollen from the male plant.
2115
TIL that 4 inmates once snuck out of prison, robbed several stores, and then snuck back into prison.
3855
TIL that despite its useful properties, the dandelion has grown to be regarded as a weed, as a result of the rise of lawn culture and marketing by pesticide companies.
13365
TIL The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for Plumbers around the United States
429
TIL that the traffic on the Arc de Triomphe roundabout in Paris is so chaotic, insurance companies will always split the liability of an accident 50/50.
144
TIL the caduceus symbol mistakenly used by many American medical companies is actually associated with thievery and commerce, the true medical symbol is the similar looking Rod of Asclepius.
211
TIL Bill Bonner is the guy Responsible for Millions of Vintage National Geographic Photos
34551
TIL Thomas Jefferson believed Jesus's teachings were "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man," but that they had been appropriated by his followers, resulting in a Bible that contained both "diamonds of wisdom" and the "dung" of ancient political agendas.
472
TIL about the Buer, known as the great president of hell. Only appearing when the sun is in Sagittarius, Buer goes about teaching natural and moral philosophy, herbology, and is particularly good at healing men of their illnesses.
70
TIL the Swedish propaganda/war ship Vasa sank 100m into its maiden voyage and was recovered 333 years later. Today it is the oldest preserved ship and can be seen in a Stockholm museum.
3002
TIL Hangovers cost an estimated $220 Billion loss in productivity per year
699
TIL:That the oldest women in the world(now deceased) Jeanne Calment was "discovered" when she spoke in a documentary about meeting Vincent Van Gogh.
390
TIL Einstein theorised a machine to communicate with the future, the Tachyonic antitelephone.
54
TIL that In 2008, Iran tried to make the world's largest sandwich, a 1,500 metre long ostrich and chicken combo. The record attempt failed because spectators started eating the sandwich before officials could take a measurement.
52800
TIL Thomas Jefferson was Deist, the belief that a God created the universe but hasn't interfered with it since.
84
TIL of a blood group called Bombay Blood Group originated in India.It is also called the HH group.An extremely rare ABO group. A rare phenotype is generally present in about 0.0004% (4 per million) of the human population, Bombay(Mumbai) locals can have occurrences in as much as 0.01% (1 in 10,000).
384
TIL: All of Tom Cruise's wives Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes were aged 33 when their marriages ended
275
TIL that the first sports bra was two jock straps stitched together.
204
TIL modern day Samaritans follow Samaritanism which they believe to be the original, unchanged version of Judaism.
40
TIL when telephones first came into commercial use you had to whistle loudly into the receiver to get the other person's attention, as telephone bells hadn't been invented yet.
29
TIL, in Interstellar the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientifical insight to publish three scientific papers
52
TIL When lions and tigers are bred, the offspring is a ‘Liger’. In 1995, residents of an Idaho town were on lockdown for days when 17 big cats escaped a make-shift zoo named Ligertown. The escaped cats had to be killed because they were too big for law enforcement tranquilizers.
995
TIL when Adelaide opened it's power grid to competition, instead of lowering costs as intended, generators were shut down at peak demand so companies could charge more, leading to the highest costs for power anywhere on Earth
7303
TIL that the Chernobyl Power Plant continued operating and producing electricity until 2000, 14 years after the Chernobyl disaster.
29
TIL Disney declined Back to the Future on the grounds that a mother falling in love with her son was not appropriate for the company's family-friendly branding.
92
TIL Edward Teach better known as “Blackbeard”, was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies. He sailed on the Queen Anne’s Revenge before settling on the Bahamian island of New Providence.
657
TIL that most of the presidentially pardoned turkeys die within a year of being spared
4555
TIL Tryptophan in turkey isn’t what makes us tired after Thanksgiving dinner, it’s the overeating of carbohydrates. Turkey contains no more tryptophan than chicken or beef, and nuts and cheeses actually contain more.
765
TIL To understand a pun, your brain' right and left hemispheres have to work together, due to the unique structure of it
3983
TIL almost all cattle is descended from only 80 aurochs tamed in northern Mesopotamia about 10,000 years ago
137
TIL about hoop snakes, a animal from Australian/American folklore that can bite its own tail and roll after its prey like a wheel. In one version of the myth, the snake straightens out at the last second, skewering its victim with its poisonous tail.
61
TIL the "Rh" factor of your blood type refers to an antigen that is either present (Rh+) or absent (Rh-) on your red blood cells. The "Rh" stands for the rhesus monkey because researchers recognized that this human blood antigen was similar to a rhesus monkey blood antigen.
1091
TIL That "cage free" eggs really don't make a difference in the wellbeing of the hen, since they can be cage-free and still stacked on top of each other in a coup. We just continue to pay significantly more for the same product that just 'sounds' better.
2013 dickfromaccounting "I'm afraid I can't accept your cock blanket, I'm just not ready for this kind of commitment."
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828 Inactivated If you liked it, then you should have put a warmer on it.
329 OmarGuard Also known as a Peter Heater
457 CelticRockstar We had those in WWII era Scotland! My great-great aunt used to knit them as part of the Red Cross. When she was describing this, I was all, WTF?! But she swears she did...
255 fillitwithflumps The first time I ever saw my boyfriend's dick he wrapped a sock around it like a scarf and called it a "winter penis".
854 satanicpuppy ...Why would you *reject* it? I mean, if I get a gift I don't want, I say, "Ohhhh, THANK you, it's what I've always wanted!" and then I stuff it in a drawer and only pull it out when I know they'll be expecting to see it.
168 HereForTheUnicorns I made one for a boyfriend once. It was orange and had a little poof ball on top. He wore it. We laughed about it. He cheated on me and now I hope his dick is freezing cold.
186 pseudocultist Sooo my grandmother used to make these for guys her daughters were dating and getting serious with... they all thought it was just her being quirky, but it was her excuse to ask about their dick size. My grandma was seriously inappropes.
127 jmplv Norwegian here, first time I've heard of this.
60 Goodgardo Interesting idea. A suitor sends you a Dick Sweater. If the size of the garment is larger than you can fill, you say "No thanks" because you will not live up to her expectations. However, if your package is sufficient enough to look like a fat guy in a little suit, you rock the cock jacket and proudly showcase it so she can tailor it for you.
91 Kingsolomanhere I can see Michael Jordan and Hanes getting together for an American version
38 JohannesVanDerWhales Sounds, uh, itchy.
212 Rhydnara I once made enough of these for my boyfriend's fraternity. And then a couple of the guys started wrestling wearing only these. It was awesome.