180 words TIL Sexsomnia, also called sleep sex, is a disorder in which sleeping people engage in sexual behaviors such as masturbation or initiating sex with another person. Even if their eyes open and they make sexual noises, they are truly asleep and unaware of their behavior once they are awake.
217 words TIL Sexsomnia, also called sleep sex, is a disorder in which sleeping people engage in sexual behaviors such as masturbation or initiating sex with another person. Even if their eyes open and they make sexual noises, they are truly asleep and unaware of their behavior once they are awake.
130 words TIL Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas share the same birthday, 25 years apart, and they are married to each other
191 words TIL: Some roads in Australia are so long that the Australian government counteracts the risk of fatigue by playing little trivia games on the side of the road.
127 words TIL newborn babies shouldn’t drink plain water because it can lead to brain swelling and even death.
467 words TIL 27% of Americans 18 and older have cut off contact with a family member
142 words TIL On 5th November families, schools and communities across the UK burn an effigy of a man who tried to start an insurrection.
151 words TIL that oil tycoon J Paul Getty was so cheap that when his grandson was kidnapped he absolutely refused to pay the ransom. When his grandson's ear was mailed to him, he agreed to pay the maximum tax deductible amount and loaned the rest to his son... At 4% interest.
151 words TIL about millionaire Wellington Burt, who died in 1919 and deliberately held back his enormous fortune. His will denied any inheritance until 21 years after the death of his last surviving grandchild. The money sat in a trust for 92 years, until 12 descendants finally shared $110 million in 2011.
158 words TIL 24 of the 50 US states have Native American derived names (many through French), 1 is Hawaiian, 4 directly from Spanish, 11 named after people, several of various origins (English, French, Latin), and at least 6 of unknown origin.
204 words TIL Cross-dominance, not to be confused with ambidexterity, is a motor skill manifestation in which a person favors one hand for some tasks and the other hand for others.
151 words TIL Romans used Geese as guard animals due to their very aggressive nature and large numbers. They were so effective Romans considered them sacred
303 words TIL "Uncle Tom" was originally Anti-Slavery and was inspired by a real person
112 words TIL traffic roundabouts, compared to intersections with stop signs or signals, have 37% fewer overall collisions, 75% fewer injury collisions, and 90% fewer fatal collisions
181 words TIL In the 1960's people used to drink Dr Pepper as a HOT drink in wintertime
121 words TIL about Dina Sanichar, a boy who was raised by wolves until the age of six, when he was discovered by hunters (1867). He was never really able to adapt himself to civilized society and died in 1895 of tuberculosis.
150 words TIL in 1912 4 yr-old Bobby Dunbar disappeared, was found eight months later in Mississippi with a couple that refuted that it was him. Courts ordered the boy to live with the Dunbars. 100 years later DNA verified that the boy was Bruce Anderson and had been wrongly identified by Dunbar's parents
225 words TIL diarrhea medicine is so hard to open because people abuse it.
129 words TIL Jeffrey Dahmer accidentally roofied himself once instead of the intended victim, and he awoke to find that they had robbed him of several items of his clothing, $300, and a watch.
223 words TIL- UPS delivery has a 92% bad rating on Trust Pilot with over 24,000 Reviews