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TIL of Krishna's butterball. A giant 250 ton boulder situated in southern India, that's remained stationary on a slippery slope for at least 1300 years, defying an attempt move it using 7 elephants and even natural disasters like tsunami's and typhoons. via /r/todayilearned


TIL of Krishna’s butterball. A giant 250 ton boulder situated in southern India, that’s remained stationary on a slippery slope for at least 1300 years, defying an attempt move it using 7 elephants and even natural disasters like tsunami’s and typhoons. 13 more words

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TIL the most common reason Japanese people wear face masks is to protect us from THEIR germs. Not from other people's. via /r/todayilearned


TIL the most common reason Japanese people wear face masks is to protect us from THEIR germs. Not from other people’s.
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Submitted September 26, 2016 at 04:21PM by Allenspawn
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TIL that Leonardo da Vinci created plans for a "mechanized knight," - a robot-like creation reliant on a system of pulleys. When these plans were found almost 500 years later and built according to Leonardo's specifications, the design worked perfectly. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that Leonardo da Vinci created plans for a “mechanized knight,” – a robot-like creation reliant on a system of pulleys. When these plans were found almost 500 years later and built according to Leonardo’s specifications, the design worked perfectly. 14 more words

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TIL that bug zappers can spread a mist containing insect parts up to 2.1 m from the device, meaning air around the bug zapper can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses that can be inhaled by people or settle on food. via /r/todayilearned


TIL that bug zappers can spread a mist containing insect parts up to 2.1 m from the device, meaning air around the bug zapper can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses that can be inhaled by people or settle on food. 12 more words

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