25 Things You Just Learned Today

What are you, some kind of plebeian? Allow me to help you out. Here are 25 more of the most fascinating “TIL” posts from Reddit in the past year. Memorize them before you even think about showing your stupid face on the internet again.

1. Pokémon holds the record for “Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a TV Show.”

3. Iceland has more books written, read, and sold per capita than any other country in the world and that one in ten Icelanders will become a published author in his or her lifetime.

With any luck, though, none of these works will ever be penned in “Hopelandic.”

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4.

“Ihre mutter” jokes are real big there.

5. Chuck Norris’s real name is Carlos Norris.

7. “Starship Troopers” was nominated for an Oscar.

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8.

Based on my research, this is basically how the legendary flyte between the Norse gods Freyja and Loki went down.

10. In 2010, the son of the Azerbaijani transport minister drunkenly ordered for a restaurant’s dancing bear to be killed and grilled so he could eat it. He woke up the next day, hungover, to a bill for the agreed-upon bear-killing fee of $1.2 million.

13. In 1896, the first person was convicted of speeding. He was traveling eight miles per hour.

14.

This is an example of a thirsty, and probably female, feline.

15.

They call this “evolution,” folks.

18.

You can watch the documentary about him on Netflix.

19. Wild parrots have names, and they refer to themselves and others by those names. Their natural language abilities are likely second only to humans in complexity.

20. The Beatles once approached Stanley Kubrick with the idea of shooting “The Lord of the Rings” films—starring themselves. Tolkein shot them down.

Image by Bobby Finger

21.

Breakfast alone consists of three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise, one five-egg omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.

22.

“The willlessness of the skillless Amerikkkans seeking the bulllike position of headmistressship made the interviewers go ‘zzz.’”

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