116 words TIL it costs less than a dollar to charge your phone all year 139 words TIL: Research shows that people who buy electric cars prefer for their cars to look strange, indicating a big factor in picking out an electric car is the desire that everyone notices your car is an electric car. 111 words TIL that most post-war homes build in Japan are practically disposable: they have almost no resale value and typically last no longer than 30 years, 172 words TIL that people with depression may have a more realistic view of the world. This theory is called Depressive Realism. 118 words TIL Samsung accidentally issued 2,000 employees 1,000 shares of stock for 37 minutes before realizing the error. 16 employees sold during that time for approx. $9,000,000 each. 293 words TIL Sunflower roots produce sugar, alcohol, and biofuel. "Sunroots" can be eaten by people and livestock. Sunroots are prebiotic with bioactive medicinal compounds demonstrating antifungal, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. They grow in drought, poor soil and resist pests, disease, and fungus. 142 words TIL that Mark Hamill was so uncomfortable with the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi that he had to pretend he was playing a different character 311 words TIL 48 hours before Deadpool was green lit by 20th Century Fox, the studio cut the film's budget by $7-8 million down to $58 million. Numerous changes were made as a result, such as having Deadpool forget his bag of guns before the final battle sequence to avoid a costly gun fight in the third act. 240 words TIL that a veterinarian is often the first to see signs of domestic and child abuse 163 words TIL an IT Director, fed up with sales calls where the caller lied to reach IT staff, said to transfer one such caller 'straight to hell' . This led to the creation of a special extension for such calls where horrible hold music and faked queue messages play on an endless loop to increase hold time. 167 words TIL that cheating is so acceptable in China that the people will riot if not allowed to do so. Over 2000 people barricaded school staff while chanting "There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat" after students were confiscated of their cheats. 230 words TIL an IT Director, fed up with sales calls where the caller lied to reach IT staff, said to transfer one such caller 'straight to hell' . This led to the creation of a special extension for such calls where horrible hold music and faked queue messages play on an endless loop to increase hold time. 219 words TIL female investors consistently outperform males over the long term because the produce less testosterone (so they take less risks) and take more time and require more information before making decisions and are seemingly immune to the euphoria that engulfs most male traders during volatile market 150 words TIL that until 1974, a married American woman couldn't have a credit card in her own name, without her husband's permission. 146 words TIL that Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar-Jar Binks, considered suicide after the backlash and hatred for the character 157 words TIL of Bishop Chrysostomos of Zakynthos. When ordered by the occupying Nazis to compile a list of Jews resident on the island, he handed over a piece of paper with a single name on it; his own. 400 words TIL After closely investigating Michael Jackson for more than a decade, the FBI found nothing to suggest that Jackson was guilty of child abuse. 234 words TIL Chiropractic is actually a form of "alternative medicine", where studies have not found evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective and collectively found that spinal manipulation was ineffective at treating any condition. 159 words TIL Chiropractic is actually a form of "alternative medicine", where studies have not found evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective and collectively found that spinal manipulation was ineffective at treating any condition. 196 words TIL that the word "sophomore" means "wise fool" in Greek, describing the tendency of adolescents to behave so irrationally despite thinking rationally sometimes.