TIL that musician and peace advocate John Lennon often beat his girlfriends and wives, almost killed a man for calling him gay, was emotionally abusive towards his son, and mocked disabled people
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 03:29AM by I_am_a_flea
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TIL that steel forged prior to the 1945 atom bomb explosions is highly sought-after because all steel forged after is ‘contaminated’ with Cobalt-60
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 01:03AM by Woolbrick
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TIL praying mantises only have one ear. They are the only species of animals known to have only one ear.
Submitted August 19, 2017 at 11:50PM by okraebop
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TIL that Allen Klein, Rolling Stones manager and owner of the song “Dead Flowers,” which plays at the end of “The Big Lebowski,” initially wanted $150,000 for it. He was then convinced to let them use it for free when he saw the scene in which The Dude says, “I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!”
Submitted August 19, 2017 at 11:11PM by Hdalby33
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TIL Seattle’s first openly-gay bar, Shelly’s Leg, was founded using settlement money after Shelly, a dancer, lost her leg in a glitter cannon accident at a Bastille Day parade.
Submitted August 19, 2017 at 09:33PM by dustingoeshere
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TIL a UFC fan happened to get fighter Rory MacDonald’s old cell phone number and was selecting Rory’s walk out music via text messages without Rory or the UFC finding out for years.
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 12:10AM by 15MinClub
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TIL the band Blink-182 incorporated under the name “Poo Poo Butt, LLC.” because of how funny it would be to have their accountants, managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day.
Submitted August 20, 2017 at 01:46AM by therilnavo
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