You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? How reddit imagine the world 100 years from now? . Some of my favorites:
- TIL Google started out as a search engine.
- TIL the term “rewind” comes from having to wind magnetic ribbons around a spool to go backwards in a song or video.
- TIL People once actually drove cars completely manually, and this was before human augmentations. They were crashing and killing people all the time and they just accepted that as normal. What the fuck dude…
- TIL every home electronic device had to be plugged into walls to get power. They also had to use wires to connect each other to share video, sound, and data.
- TIL between 2000 and 2025 there were 179 movies made about the same 14 superheroes (individually or as different pairs/groups), including dozens that were sequels, prequels, or even remakes of the same movie.
- TIL people actually paid for the internet.
- TIL cloning of Humans used to be illegal
- TIL people used to take poison to kill cancer, only some of the time it killed them first.
- TIL the U.S. minted “pennies” for over a century
- TIL Netflix started by mailing movies to your house.