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Postby FCBayernMunchen » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:49 pm

I'm a big fan of the Today I Learned subreddit, so I thought we might try to create something similar here. I often come across interesting stuff which doesn't really fit anywhere except perhaps the General Chat thread, so I thought we could have a thread for whoever wants to share this kind of stuff. I thought it might also serve as a place for the many users interested in history to post interesting stuff when it isn't quite "Today in history".

Rules are based on those of the subreddit, mainly:
1) Posts must begin with "TIL..." (today I learned).
2) Posts must be concise (1-2 sentences) but give enough information so that others do not necessarily have to open the link.
3) Each post must have a source (videos are OK too). It's fine if the source isn't where you learned this fact, as long as it says the same thing.
4) No personal opinions, anecdotes or subjective statements (e.g "TIL xyz is a great movie").
5) No posts on current politics (we have enough threads for that) or other posts that break the forum's rules.

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TIL that the 1st century BC Roman Pompey the Great realised that by punishing pirates, he would only get rid of one generation of pirates, so he attempted to solve piracy by giving 20,000 captives land to farm so they could live honestly. [source]
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:48 pm

Being an Optimist vs. Being a Realist [source]
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:13 am

Anthony Quinn was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and an Irish father [source]

I just had a client who really looked like the late Anthony Quinn,so I googled him to show the resemblance to my colleagues and in the process I've learned the above !
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:19 pm

TIL that some believe that the common occurrence of snails fighting knights in medieval art represents the misfortunes of the Lombard Kingdom, a Germanic-speaking community in what is now Italy.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 pm

Today I 've learned how intelligent and cultured Che Guevara was.... He studied medicine !!! He was a Doctor and also an author
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tflags » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 pm

ramsej84 wrote:and also an author


So was Hitler. :evil:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 pm

tflags wrote:
ramsej84 wrote:and also an author


So was Hitler. :evil:


I don't think that they share anything else besides the facts that they were authors. If one can say that to A.H as he was more of a painter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:39 am

And a pretty good one at that, I believe


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:48 am

FCBayernMunchen wrote:And a pretty good one at that, I believe


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:58 am

Hitler as painter


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:14 am

FCBayernMunchen wrote:Hitler as painter


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He was actually but he was refused entry in the Vienna school twice. The guy who refused his entry should be held responsible for all that happened later :|

I've seen beautiful portraits and of both animals and humans made by him for his fellow comrades of ww1.

he has one of Schloss Neusweinstein
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tflags » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:41 pm

He shoulda painted the Holocaust before he chicken shit himself out of a Russian revenge that coward.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:31 pm

tflags wrote:He shoulda painted the Holocaust before he chicken shit himself out of a Russian revenge that coward.

He actually did though voguly in his book(best seller all around the world)
He did not actually cause rumours were that he actually died in Argentina

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby JANCKER » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:35 pm

TIL

Albert Einstein was alive before he died.
Isaac Newton was born on his birthday.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby JANCKER » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:53 pm

TIL

that a man sued Pepsi when he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Pepsi attorneys stated that Mountain Dew will dissolve a mouse in 30 days, and showed his can was purchased 74 days after being manufactured.

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