/r/todayilearned/

r/todayilearned

35.5M members
r/todayilearned is a subreddit with 35.5M members discussing topics like Til and History. Its distinguishing qualities are that the community is massive in size, and has high activity.
You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts about something that you just found out here.

Popular Topics in r/todayilearned

#1

Til

: "Til in 2013, Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson refused to play any more black women on the show and demanded SNL hire black women instead."
273 posts
#2

History

: "TIL that Gov George Wallace of Alabama’s wife had cancer, but she didn’t know because he didn’t tell her. Doctors back then only told the husband."
31 posts
#3

Celebrities

: "TIL Steve Jobs frequently ate at a restaurant his biological father owned. The owner and Jobs didn’t know they were father and son."
8 posts
#4

Technology

: "TIL the "Pauli effect" is the supposed tendency of technical equipment to mysteriously break in the presence of certain people. The effect is named after Austrian theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli, whose presence was associated with spontaneous mechanical failure throughout his career."
6 posts
#5

Crime

: "TIL there is a Japanese organization, White Hands, which offers "ejaculation help" for males with disabilities who cannot physically masturbate due to paralysis, muscle atrophy, incurable disease, or cerebral palsy."
5 posts
#6

Health

: "TIL Americans have worse dental Health than the British."
5 posts
#7

Music

: "TIL in 1986 while being filmed for the Bangles Music video "Walk Like An Egyptian", Susanna Hoffs moved her eyes from side to side to look at certain members in the crowd to counter stage fright and had no idea that a close up of her doing so would become a focal point and iconic moment in the video"
5 posts
#8

War

: "TIL after a failed coup attempt in Japan, Masakatsu Morita acted as a second for the leader's seppuku. After 3 failed attempts to behead him, another man performed the deed. Morita then attempted seppuku himself, but stabbed himself too shallow to be fatal, and had to request his own beheading."
4 posts
#9

Movies

: "TIL the Police Academy franchise has produced not one, not two, but four Movies with a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The final film, Mission to Moscow, only earned $126,247 against a $10 million budget."
4 posts
#10

Sports

: "TIL Larry Bird Once Played A Game Mostly With His Left Hand Because He Wanted to Save His Right for the Next Game Against the Lakers."
4 posts

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