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TIL In Finland, teachers have the same social status as doctors and lawyers. In 2010, over 6600 applicants vied for only 660 primary school training slots.

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TIL 75% of babies born prematurely die from hypothermia in the developing world. The incubators sold in Western countries cost up to $20,000 and require electricity. Embrace is a nonprofit that created a baby incubator that costs only $200 and works without electricity.

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TIL Bill Gates once unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes into a crowd at a tech conference. Displaying the need to eradicate malaria, he explained to the crowd “there is no reason only poor people should be infected.”

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TIL of Cunningham’s Law: “The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.”

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TIL that Tyler Perry’s films have a 29.8% average rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Average rating for Ed Wood, posthumous winner of the Golden Turkey Award for ‘Worst Director of All Time’: 37.3%.

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TIL That soy can cause infertility and erectile dysfunction in men due to a dramatic increase in estrogen levels and blocking of protein receptors.

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TIL that the US government rejected several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, 1 million barrels of oil, canned food, bottled water, 1500 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine from Cuba and Venezuela for the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

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2 days ago
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TIL: That on 9/11, after the first plane hit the North Tower of the WTC, people in the South Tower wanted to leave but were advised by a announcement to stay at their desks. Some of those who tried to leave anyway were turned back by security in the building before the exits. 1,120 died.

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