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TIL one US farmer can feed 100+ people

TIL one US farmer can feed 100+ people
TIL one US farmer can feed 100+ people

Well get to it then. I'm starving. Does he have Wendy's?

They are paid to suck, and produce corn.

Does he cater Holiday parties?

Each Australian farmer produces enough food to feed 600 people

http://www.nff.org.au/farm-facts.html

American farmers suck.

TIL A gunman named James Hoskins held reporters at Cincinnati news station WCPO hostage in 1980. In a taped interview, he confessed to killing his girlfriend earlier in the evening.

TIL A gunman named James Hoskins held reporters at Cincinnati news station WCPO hostage in 1980. In a taped interview, he confessed to killing his girlfriend earlier in the evening.

All the hostages were released unharmed. Hoskins sat in the anchor chair and shot himself when police arrived.

The 1980s was filled with Broadcast intrusions

Oh, I misunderstood what you meant. There is no footage of him shooting himself.

His responses to the It won't solve anything and Can we get some help from you? were haunting, yet rational; he knew his life had irrevocably destroyed after killing his girlfriend.

You could how frustrated he was with the state of his life and America. I have a feeling he wasn't able to articulate it as well as he wanted to.

Thanks for posting this. I am interested to watch the documentary now.

TIL that Babe Ruth's daughter says that her father was never allowed to be a manager because he would have hired black players

TIL that Babe Ruth's daughter says that her father was never allowed to be a manager because he would have hired black players
TIL that Babe Ruth's daughter says that her father was never allowed to be a manager because he w...

"Ruth also was known to frequent New York City’s Cotton Club and befriended black athletes and celebrities. He once brought Bill Robinson, a tap-dancer and actor known as Bojangles, into the Yankees’ clubhouse. Robinson also was with Ruth during the 1932 World Series in Chicago, and at the game when Ruth was said to have called his home run. When Ruth died in August 1948, Robinson was an honorary pallbearer."

"It pains Stevens when she reads that her father was unintelligent, or that he was an unrestrained carouser. She said her father was smart, had settled down, and was concerned about social issues. She said he was someone who befriended blacks and Jews when it was not popular. On Christmas in 1942, Ruth joined 49 other prominent Americans of German descent in publicly denouncing Adolf Hitler. Their “Christmas Declaration” appeared in a full-page New York Times advertisement, and in nine other newspapers."

Kind of sad that people thought Babe's carefree attitude in the media was the person himself. They really didn't mince around the cult of personality in those days where people didn't think celebrities had a personal life.

Some fans thought he was black and hurled racist insults at him when he played.

I've always wondered the real reason he never managed.

TIL Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had assaulted her friend. She said, "The next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!"

TIL Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had assaulted her friend. She said, "The next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!"
TIL Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had ass...

My favorite thing about Carrie Fisher is that she had a dog named Gary Fisher.

She was a second generation Hollywood A lister. She used her name-weight to stand up for another friend and woman. What an absolute badass.

I loved her "give no fucks" press tour for The Force Awakens where she brought Gary everywhere.

Yesterday I saw a piece about her on the news, and they said that now whenever Gary hears her voice on TV his ears perk up. It almost made me cry.

TIL that Norman Mineta's baseball bat was confiscated when he was sent to a Japanese American internment camp as a boy. As a Congressman, he was sent a $1500 bat, which he had to send back, as it exceeded a price limit on gifts. He was quoted as saying, "The damn government's taken my bat again!"

TIL that Norman Mineta's baseball bat was confiscated when he was sent to a Japanese American int...

This bat was signed by both Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh, home-run record holders of the US and Japan.

The story ends well though: after Mineta left Congress, the guy who gifted him the autographed bat sent it back to him.

Probably tried to do /sub/notkenm

Lucky. When I was a kid, my parents were too poor to send me to camp.

That's rough. All they took from my grandmother's family was their business.

TIL that out of the 101 oldest people who have lived/are still living, 95 of them are female.

TIL that out of the 101 oldest people who have lived/are still living, 95 of them are female.

My great uncle lived to be 106. He always said “cigars and salad” kept him alive.

Is it really surprising?

Even ignoring things like war (which considering WW1 and 2 would have occurred at a time when a man would have been an acceptable fighting age) which would have severely cut down the 'healthy' males you also have the old gender stereotypes

Men would work in a factory (which was SUPER unhealthy), mining, garbage collection etc. for the 'worker' class and even for positions like lawyers they were high stressed most of the time and tended to drink far more than is healthy.

Compared to women who, well were like my grandmother (before she passed) tended to have less stressful jobs (if they worked at all) that weren't inherently bad for human health. And once the children grew up were able to live a relatively peaceful life. Honestly, she would probably still be around if she wasn't so stubborn and actually went to the Dr. when she got sick before it progressed to far.

And ridiculous good luck.

On a related note, the average male life expectancy has gone up as fewer men are being killed in workplace accidents.

TIL that the story of the Dutch "Tulip Mania" is wildly exaggerated, and was propaganda created by religious Calvinists to promote the notion that "wealth is ungodly"

TIL that the story of the Dutch "Tulip Mania" is wildly exaggerated, and was propaganda created b...

Title of article says there never was tulip mania. Most people won't read more than the title and will think tulip mania never occured. But later it says that tulip mania had occured but he couldn't find evidences of myths related to that event.

The headline really oversells the content. They are saying that it was not "real" because it did not affect all levels of society. That's a bit weak.

A better tl;dr is: "Reports of tulip mania wildly exaggerated, nevertheless it was a bubble which burst"

Keep holding onto that Bitcoin OP and see how it turns out for you.

TIL during the manhattan project Albert Stevens was injected with plutonium without his knowledge or explicit consent. He survived over 20 years, accumulating a total radiation dose of 64 Sv - the highest known in any human being.

TIL during the manhattan project Albert Stevens was injected with plutonium without his knowledge...

Without knowledge implies without explicit consent.

Although it doesn't excuse experimenting on the man without permission, the government specifically targeted Stevens because he had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The government did not believe they were cutting his life shorter. Then, it turned out the cancer was a misdiagnosis and that Stevens would have made a full recovery. The government hid this information from Stevens and claimed that he really did have cancer, and that he had received a successful experimental "treatment" which had saved his life, and also paid for any long-term health issues resulting from said "treatment." The biggest impact Stevens suffered was damage to his bones, especially his spinal column, later in life.

He did know. He just faked being clueless to hide the fact that it gave him super powers.

Not that kind of radiation. It is a specific type of targeted radiation. Under no circumstance is injecting radioactive material a good idea.

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