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TIL that author Ian McEwan helped his son write his A level English exam about one of his own novels, Enduring Love. The teacher disagreed with his interpretation.

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TIL an Oregon woman called 911 to report that a man, wanted by police, was breaking into her house. The dispatcher told her that due to budget cuts the police could not respond. The man eventually broke in and raped her. The police were not obligated to protect her. Warren v. District of Columbia

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White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

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White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

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TIL the less you sleep, the more your genes contribute to how much you weigh. The more you sleep, the less your genes determine your weight, and the more control you can have over your weight.

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TIL That a Cambridge gerontologist believes that if technology continues to advance at it’s current rate, the first person who will live to 1000 years old is alive today.

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TIL: In the 30’s workers in Costa Rica unearthed almost perfectly round stone spheres. No one is sure exactly when or how they were made, or by whom, or for what reason. The largest is 16 tons.

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TIL that the oldest city in the United States is San Juan, Puerto Rico

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TIL there was a study published conclusively linking the return of veterans and an increase of domestic terrorism from white supremacy groups. It has since been pulled due to pressure from FOX News, the American Legion and other conservative groups.

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