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#261

TIL The code from the Matrix is actually a sushi recipe the production designer, Simon Whiteley, scanned from one of his wife’s Japanese cookbooks.


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#263

Wow, this is damn brutal

TIL as part of pre-Columbian Aztec child sacrifices, children were required to cry so their tears would wet the earth to appease the Aztec deity; if they didn’t cry, priests would tear out their fingernails before the sacrifice to trigger crying


#264

For @murfle


#265

Hahaha, he’s got a 'stache!


#266

A little too accurate for comfort…


#267

That’s one way to get rid of the giant tree blocking your view…


#268

Haha, this is so true.


#269

TIL that, after the Norman Conquest of England, nobles referred to the meat they ate in French, but the peasants who raised animals for meat referred to them in Anglo-Saxon. This is why modern English has words such as beef and pork for meat, but cow and pig for the animals it comes from.


#270

That is quite an interesting and enlightening little factoid.


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#272

Why youtube was really down today.


#273

Oh I didnt know it was off


#274

Didn’t know either but there where lots of people complaining so it must have been.


#275

Here’s a direct link to the gif:

(Which is not showing on my end for some reason? So try this: https://media.giphy.com/media/5UI35HRhGGut4aVXMu/giphy.gif )


#276

The first space selfie was taken by Buzz Aldrin exactly 52 years ago today during the Gemini XII mission
from r/space)

28,563 votes and 454 comments so far on Reddit


#277

A man ahead of his time.

Imagine the moon landings happened today - it would be a live stream event!


#278

TIL A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early. The operator said, “the great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable”

(https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/9wyz4w/til_a_japanese_rail_company_has_apologised_after/)


#279

Not the first time i have seen stories like this, really love Japan.

Fun fact: if you go onto radio.garden and tune into one of the radio stations in japan, one of them has english presenters


#280

2,082 votes and 87 comments so far on Reddit