TIL that over 90% of the population of Canada lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2m047a/til_that_over_90_of_the_population_of_canada/

 

TIL Bhutan banned television and the internet throughout the whole country until 1999    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/motftn/til_the_kingdom_of_bhutan_banned_television_and/

 

TIL that the colour orange was named after the fruit orange, not the other way around.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3qyhzv/til_that_the_colour_orange_was_named_after_the/

 

TIL that movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3skcfk/til_that_movie_theater_popcorn_costs_more_per/

 

TIL We Live Closer to the Time of Tyrannosaurus Rex than They Lived to Stegosaurus. 65 Million Years Separate Us from T-Rex Whilst 83 Million Years Separate T-Rex From Stegosaurus   https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/7dkkdn/til_we_live_closer_to_the_time_of_tyrannosaurus/

 

TIL before the internet, Nintendo had “game counselors” – whom you could call if you were stuck in a game and they would coach you through it.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ieugh4/til_before_the_internet_nintendo_had_game/

 

TIL about Whipping Tom of 1681, a nickname given to a serial spanker in London. He would wait for an unaccompanied woman, grab her, lift her dress and slap her buttocks while shouting “Spanko!” before fleeing. https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/idg65t/til_about_whipping_tom_of_1681_a_nickname_given/

 

TIL That Sri Lanka only became an island in 1480, when a cyclone destroyed the land bridge connecting it to mainland India. https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/kdjted/til_that_sri_lanka_only_became_an_island_in_1480/   (https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/pia24949-adams-bridge-india-sri-lanka)

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TIL of “the most rigged ever” election, the 1927 Liberian general election, where turnout was 1,680% and the winning candidate won with ~243,000 votes from 15,000 voters    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/inw9c2/til_of_the_most_rigged_ever_election_the_1927/

 

TIL Hasbro (the toy company behind the likes of My Little Pony and Furby) owns Death Row Records, which includes the rights to records by Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ll1f8n/til_hasbro_the_toy_company_behind_the_likes_of_my/