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TIL there is over 9,000,000,000,000 dollars missing from the Federal Reserve and nobody knows where it is.

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TIL that the Huns had no writing system, and thus all records of them were written by their enemies — who universally describe them as nearly monstrous in appearance, speech, and behavior.

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TIL- Senator Ron Wyden released a report in 2001 that showed the oil and gas industry were colluding to manipulate refinery production in an effort to increases gas prices and profits.

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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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4 days ago
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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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TIL That 18 material witnesses died within 3 years after JFK’s death - six by gunfire, three in motor accidents, two by suicide, one from a cut throat, one from a karate chop to the neck, three from heart attacks, and two from natural causes.

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TIL that a Lyme vaccine conferring immunity 76% of adults and 100% of children was removed from the market after an outcry by patient advocacy groups; despite no scientific evidence suggesting the vaccine was unsafe.

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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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4 days ago
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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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