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PostSubject: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Hey Mods Smile. I hope it's alright if I post this thread. Let me explain why I think it's a cool idea and if not you guys can take it down. On Reddit there is a subreddit called today I learned where people post extremely interesting facts or stories that aren't well known, just things that were recently discovered or flat out mind blowing stories/facts.

So I thought we could use a thread where if we learn something cool or interesting about the world(or even in our day to day life we could share it!).

Example. Today I leaned that a man survived a boat sinking in 1871, he was traumatized of course. 40 years later he was able to overcome his fear and sail again..... only to end up boarding the Titanic and sadly perishing. Wow, talk about a depressing way to realize that sometimes a crazy twist of fate can punish courage.

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/ramon-artagaveytia.html
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PostSubject: Re: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:06 pm

TIL Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" was the first rap song to win an Oscar for Best Original Song, but Eminem did not even watch the awards because he did not think he stood a chance at winning. Instead, he fell asleep watching cartoons with his daughter.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lose_Yourself
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PostSubject: Re: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:19 pm


Buzz Aldrin's mother (named Marion Moon) shot herself before his lunar flight because she didn't know if she could cope with his impending fame. He then fell into depression and alcoholism after his flight.


Wow that's awful

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/5779145/Buzz-Aldrin-the-dark-times-that-followed-that-historic-flight.html
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PostSubject: Re: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:08 pm

Wow what a brave hero to our country!

TIL an American lieutenant during World War II, realizing his position was being overrun by enemy troops, called in an artillery barrage on himself. When U.S. troops managed a counterattack later that day they found the lieutenant's body along with those of about a hundred German soldiers

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Fox
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PostSubject: Re: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:31 am

TIL Taylor Swift was born into wealth. Her father is "a descendant of three generations of bank presidents" and worked for Merrill Lynch. At the age of 14 her family moved to Nashville where her father purchased a stake in Big Machine, the label to which Swift first signed.

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PostSubject: Re: Today I learned.. (Interesting historical or personal facts/stories) to share.    Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:46 pm

TIL When Eminem was sued in 2003 by the bully, DeAngelo Bailey for slandering him in the song "Brain Damage", the judge threw out the case and provided the ruling by rapping it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/73sk57/til_when_eminem_was_sued_in_2003_by_the_bully/

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