TIL Hong Kong’s independence has an expiration date. China can, based on the deals signed in 1997, reunite Hong Kong in 2047.
Submitted December 18, 2017 at 11:45AM by FatBearCat
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TIL that, after she wanted to marry a lawyer whom her mother disapproved of, Blanche Monnier was locked by her mother in her room for 25 years–being discovered and rescued by the police in 1901.
Submitted December 18, 2017 at 01:52AM by Souhondron
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TIL there is a Christmas tradition in Catalonia involving an anthropomorphic log that defecates candy. On Christmas Eve, children beat the log with sticks while singing the song “Caga tió” (“Shit, log”) so that candy might appear the next morning.
Submitted December 18, 2017 at 07:40AM by soulforged_chew_toy
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TIL that, in an 1886 speech, former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes said that “free government cannot long endure if property is largely in a few hands and large masses of people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support in old age.”
Submitted December 18, 2017 at 08:28AM by Souhondron
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TIL: John Spinello, the inventor of the game ‘Operation’ sold it for $500 USD in 1964 to a toy inventor. It has since made more than $40 million in sales for the Milton Bradley Company. In 2014, he had to crowdfund to afford a $25,000 operation to fix his teeth.
Submitted December 18, 2017 at 04:10AM by derawin07
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