Today I Learned
Explain Like I’m 5
Goodies for Dummies
TIL that Adolf Hitler and JRR Tolkien fought at the Battle of the Somme.
TIL a 2013 BBC study found that 56% of pilots fell asleep while flying, and 29% had woken up to find the co-pilot also asleep.
TIL one of Saint Nicholas’ most famous gifts was giving a poor man enough money for each of his three daughters to have a proper dowry. This allowed the three girls to avoid a lifetime of prostitution to make ends meet.
TIL that Mircosoft included Solitaire in their operating systems to “to soothe people intimidated by the operating system” and introduce users to graphic user interfaces and taught them how to use a mouse.
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