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TIL Part of the reason why the Allied secret services could fool the nazis many times is that the deputy head of the German Abwehr, Hans Oster, actively sabotaged the nazi war effort.

TIL Part of the reason why the Allied secret services could fool the nazis many times is that the...

Oster informed his friend Bert Sas, the Netherlands' military attaché in Berlin, more than twenty times of the exact date of the repeatedly delayed invasion of the Netherlands. Sas passed the information to his government, but was not believed. Oster calculated that his "treason" could cost the lives of 40,000 German soldiers and wrestled with his decision, but concluded that it was necessary to prevent millions of deaths that would occur in what would be undoubtedly a protracted war should Germany achieve an early victory.

Well, I can imagine it's hard to believe someone when they give you a different date twenty times.

TIL in Japan, their phone's camera shutter sound cannot be muted.

TIL in Japan, their phone's camera shutter sound cannot be muted.
TIL in Japan, their phone's camera shutter sound cannot be muted.

I live in Japan and yeah it's true. All phones for the last 10 years can't be muted. I've been in Japan for that whole time TIL that in other countries you can actually mute the camera on your phone.

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TIL People need to read at least 100 books on their e-readers to break even with printed books on environmental impact.

TIL People need to read at least 100 books on their e-readers to break even with printed books on environmental impact.
TIL People need to read at least 100 books on their e-readers to break even with printed books on...

To be perfectly honest, I didn't buy a Kindle to help the environment. I bought one because I was extremely limited on space and it was the only way I could keep more than a few books handy.

TIL Swordswoman and opera signer Julie d'Aubigny seduced a women who was then placed in a convent by her parents. Julie joined the convent, helped the women place a dead nun in her bed, set fire to the place, and escaped with her.

TIL Swordswoman and opera signer Julie d'Aubigny seduced a women who was then placed in a convent by her parents. Julie joined the convent, helped the women place a dead nun in her bed, set fire to the place, and escaped with her.

The better story was down bellow it.

She was insulted, challenged the man who insulted her to a duel, stabbed him through the shoulder, found out he's a royal, goes to apologize, and they decided to fuck and be life long buddies.

TIL that the gas cells of early zeppelins were made from cow intestines. It took two hundred and fifty thousand cows to make one airship. During WW1, Germany and its allies ceased production of sausages so that there would be enough cow guts to make zeppelins.

TIL that the gas cells of early zeppelins were made from cow intestines. It took two hundred and fifty thousand cows to make one airship. During WW1, Germany and its allies ceased production of sausages so that there would be enough cow guts to make zeppelins.
TIL that the gas cells of early zeppelins were made from cow intestines. It took two hundred and ...
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How I TIL'd this thing

GF gets you Battlefield 1 for your birthday. Throw out most of your Saturday plans, play few hours, get disconnected, get frustrated at losing. Think how futuristic Zeppelins look, think they possibly cant be like that in real life. Google Zeppelins Google says did you mean 'Led Zeppelin'? Get sucked into a 2 hr Zeppelin marathon session. Come up with a new appreciation for the 1976 Presence Album. Listening to 'Achilles Last Stand', flashback to the video game and recall Zeppelins the airship and not the band. Correctly google Zeppelins but get distracted by a comment on 'Duraluminum', that sounds familiar? Find myself watching on transparent aluminum somehow and 10 other related Star Trek clips. Get some food, and on the way back, remember about Zeppelins again. Open new browser, google Zeppelins and the click on second page of search results.

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