TIL it costs less than a dollar to charge your phone all year
TIL that the movie Apocalypse Now has the most movie mistakes of all time, as documented by viewers (558 mistakes). Followed by The Birds (546 mistakes) and Wizard of Oz (423 mistakes). The single "Best Mistake" was from Star Wars (1977) where a storm trooper hits his head on a door frame.
TIL infamous streaker, Mark Roberts, was sponsored by GoldenPalace.com to streak Super Bowl 38. He was paid $1 million, given front row tickets on the 50-yard line, and provided with one of the best defense attorneys in the US who was able to reduce his charges down to a misdemeanor and $1,000 fine.
TIL that anybody, dead or alive, travelling into France requires a passport. In 1974, The Egyptian government had to issue a passport to Pharaoh, Ramesses II to transport his body to France for restoration. Eerily, his body also received full military honours when it arrived at the Paris airport.
TIL: Sarah Breedlove, an orphan born to freed slaves, became the 1st self-made female millionaire in US history around early 1900's by inventing & selling homemade hair-care products through her own factory. She even built a beauty school to train sales agents. $1 million then = $13 million today.
TIL more than half of all new PhDs in the US are fake
TIL that some stars are room temperature
TIL that blond is for men but blonde is for women.
TIL at a US nuclear test site in middle of the Pacific, radioactive waste was buried and covered with a concrete dome. Cleanup was so poor that the dome fails American standards for landfills for household trash and radiation inside the dome is dwarfed by the radiation in the sediments outside it.
TIL there were Jewish pirates in Jamaica
TIL North Korea is obsessed with Choco Pies from S Korea. There's a black market for them, and factories once used them to pay worker bonuses. In 2014, S Korean activists sent 10K pies to NK with helium balloons. After an injured NK defector crossed the DMZ in 2017, he was given a lifetime supply.
TIL vibrations of cars make people sleepier
TIL a Curaçao woman rescued a flamingo that crashed into a window, nursing it back to health, and after realizing she couldn't release it back to the wild, made it an ambassador for his species, visiting schools with her to teach children about island wildlife and the importance of conservation.