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Weekly Wrap Volume 182

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Stealing the Eiffel Tower In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss that time a man managed to successfully sell the Eiffel Tower… even though he didn’t own it. We also lament the lack of awesome World’s Fairs in […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 181

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Forgotten Heros: The Accidental Farmer Shortly before 8:00 a.m. on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese military forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. More than 2,400 soldiers were killed in the attack, […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 171

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Apparently We Have All Been Saying “UFO” Wrong? We here at TodayIFoundOut are firmly in the camp that language is constantly evolving and grammar lives to serve language and effective communication, not the other way around. Putting aside the issue of unintentional […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 170

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why does Soda Taste Significantly Better When Carbonated Verses Flat? A notion that will come as a surprise to just about no one is that most people think soda and other carbonated drinks taste significantly better when they still contain a lot […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 166

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Curious Case of Octopus Wrestling Arising out of the peace and prosperity of the post-war world, in the middle of the 20th century Americans threw themselves into a variety of weird fads, with goldfish swallowing, pet rocks (see: How Did the […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 160

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Do People Eat Whale Poop? Some refer to the rock-like substance as “floating gold” because of its hue and value. (For reference, 175 pound, 79 kg, lump of it was recently found floating off the coast of Qurayat, netting the fishermen […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 154

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Chanel No. 1 You’ve heard that clothes make the man? Meet the suit that made the woman. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born in Samur, France, in 1883. Her life got off to a rocky start. Her mother died shortly after Gabrielle’s […]

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Weekly Wrap 148

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here.  Does the U.S. President’s Dog Get Its Own Secret Service Agents? Even before the U.S. president is elected such, if they’re considered a “major candidate” for the job, they get offered Secret Service protection. Whether they accept that protection or not, […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 147

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Can Sharks Really Grow an Unlimited Number of Teeth While sharks aren’t exactly the ruthless predators most Hollywood features make them out to be (see: Do Sharks Really Not Like How Humans Taste?), they do possess a number of frighteningly efficient […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 144

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The United States v. Paramount and How Movie Theater Concessions Got So Expensive In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to […]

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Weekly Wrap 143

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. A Real Life Ghost Story Are you scared of the dark? Do you sleep with the light on? Do you hear noises in other parts of the house when you know you’re alone? You’re about to read a ghostly tale with […]

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Weekly Wrap 141

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Engines are Often Measured in Horsepower We owe this unit of engine power measurement to Scottish engineer James Watt. In the early 1780s, after making a vastly superior steam engine to the then classic Newcomen steam engine, Watt was looking […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 140

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Polish Schindlers You’ve probably heard of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Here’s a story you probably haven’t heard—about two men who pulled off a similar miracle in Poland.  Dr. Eugene […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 138

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Valentines Day While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine’s Day traditions, the beginnings of celebrating love (of a sort) in February date back to the Romans. The feast of Lupercalia was a pagan fertility and […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 137

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Gatorade and How the Tradition of the “Gatorade Shower” Got Started During a typical sticky, unbearable August weekend in 1965 in Gainesville- the home of the University of Florida Gators- football practices were well underway in anticipation for […]

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