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    TIL curry has a longer history of being served in Britain than fish and chips, with the first Indian restaurant opening in 1809 and fish and chips only served from 1858 at the earliest.

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/the_turn

    TIL curry has a longer history of being served in Britain than fish and chips, with the first Indian restaurant opening in 1809 and fish and chips only served from 1858 at the earliest. submitted by /u/the_turn
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    TIL that when US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara visited South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he didn’t know that Vietnamese was a tonal language. So, he thought that he was saying "Long live a free Vietnam!" but actually said "Vietnam, go to sleep!"

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/Syncrondome

    TIL that when US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara visited South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he didn't know that Vietnamese was a tonal language. So, he thought that he was saying "Long live a free Vietnam!" but actually said "Vietnam, go to sleep!" submitted by /u/Syncrondome
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    TIL that asbestos is not banned in the United States. A proposed ban was shot down by the 5th circuit court in 1991 because the cost was between $450 and $800 million and would only save around "200 lives in a 13 year timeframe".

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/willowoftheriver

    TIL that asbestos is not banned in the United States. A proposed ban was shot down by the 5th circuit court in 1991 because the cost was between $450 and $800 million and would only save around "200 lives in a 13 year timeframe". submitted by /u/willowoftheriver
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    TIL in the 1800s Lysol promoted itself as a douching agent, by 1911 there were five reported deaths and 193 poisonings.

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/shaka_sulu

    TIL in the 1800s Lysol promoted itself as a douching agent, by 1911 there were five reported deaths and 193 poisonings. submitted by /u/shaka_sulu
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    TIL that the Ginkgo Tree is unique, not obviously related to any living plant; a “living fossil,”unchanged in 200 million years.

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/FergusCragson

    TIL that the Ginkgo Tree is unique, not obviously related to any living plant; a “living fossil,”unchanged in 200 million years. submitted by /u/FergusCragson
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