TIL Coca-Cola has been used effectively as a first line treatment for phytobezoars, a trapped mass in the stomach composed of indigestible plant material which can lead to serious symptoms. 93.1% cases were resolved.
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 06:28PM by aeidi
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TIL Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz, had a guest appearance on Sesame Street which scared so many children it was never aired again.
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 06:40PM by Mr_Potamus
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TIL that the flavor Blue Raspberry is based on a real fruit, the whitebark Raspberry. Although the fruit’s actual color is a deep purple, the fruit provided a way for candy makers to use blue dye
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 04:28PM by Xavimoose
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TIL shipping children through parcel post service was initially legal in the United States. The U.S. Post Office banned the practice in 1920.
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 05:34PM by wixom92
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TIL that for chicken to qualify as “Free Range” chicken farms only need to let them outside for a minimum of 5 minutes
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 06:14PM by IceByrd77
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TIL that in 2015, a journalist wanted to prove that the media will be quick to grab on any scientific claims to make news. He fabricated a study that claims chocolate helps in weight loss, got it published, then released it. He succeeded, fooling 20 countries.
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 05:30PM by backupyourbackup
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TIL in Indiana Jones and the last crusade, Most of the uniforms, worn by the Nazis in the Berlin book burning scene, are authentic World War II uniforms, and not costumes. A cache of old uniforms was found in Germany, and obtained by Costume Designer Anthony Powell to be used in the film.
Submitted October 16, 2017 at 08:58PM by 2toneSound
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