TIL dry counties (counties where the sale of alcohol is banned) have a drunk driving fatality rate about 3.6 times higher than wet counties.
While hiking an isolated jungle trail in the Amazon, we came across this post marking the equator.
TIL Lithuania withdrew from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of money after the fall of the USSR. The Grateful Dead agreed to fund transportation costs for the basketball team along with Grateful Dead designs for the team's jerseys and shorts. They went on to win the Bronze.
For instance, a mother tree, or oldest and strongest tree in the forest, will share some of her sugars with smaller, nearby trees.
TIL that British MI6 successfully hacked an al-Qaeda newsletter, and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes
14 years ago I got shot in my ankle. Today I pulled some pieces out with Tweezers.
TIL that when euro bank notes were issued in 2002, they featured fictional bridges, so as not to cause a row amongst EU member countries. 10 years later, however, an architect for the town of Spijkenisse claimed them for the Netherlands by building all seven of them on a single waterway.
Russians playing chess in a park in Moscow, 1950s.