I'm kind of obsessed with the fact that candy companies lobbied to change the date of Daylight Savings.
TIL up until the 90s Oscar voters for best documentary used to show up to a screening theater and given a flashlight. 15 minutes after a documentary is played, voters can turn on their flashlight to stop the documentary. If 3/4 of the voters have their lights on, they can move on to the next doc. from todayilearned
TIL in 1999, financial analyst Harry Markopolos had informed the SEC that he believed it was legally and mathematically impossible to achieve the gains Bernie Madoff claimed. It took four minutes to conclude that his numbers did not add up, and another minute to suspect they were fraudulent. from todayilearned