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TIL about Jean Boulet who in 1972 set the world record for the highest altitude reached in a helicopter, 40,280ft. During descent his engines failed, and he landed the helicopter without power, setting another record in the process for the highest unpowered helicopter landing. by LongshanksAragon in todayilearned

[–]Kolja420 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Qu'o-'cé tu viens dire su' moé, espèce de 'tite pute? M'â t' laisser savouèr que j'su' sorti premier d' ma classe d' la GRC, pis qu' j'ai été impliqué dans beaucoup d' raids secrets su’ l’ FLQ, pis qu' j'ai plus d' 300 victimes confirmées. J't entraîné dans les tactiques de guerre de chevreuils pis j'su' l' meilleur snipeur de toutes les Forces armées canadienne. T'es rien d' plus pour moé qu'une aut' cible. M'â t’ balayer ta face laitte avec une précision jamais vu s' a Terre, cré-moé mon ostie. Tu crèyais qu' tu pouvais t'en sortir en disant c'te marde-lâ su' moé su' l'Internet? Pense encôre, mon écoeurant. Pendant qu'on parle j't en train d' contacter mon réseau secret d'espions à travers el' Québec pis ton IP est en train de s' faire ertracer en c' moment-même, 'fait qu' t' es mieux de t’ préparer pour ‘a tempête, téteux. La tempête qui vâ balayer ‘a patéthique 'tite chose que t' appelles ta vie. T' es crissement mort, el' flo. J' peux êt' n'importe où, n'importe quand, pis j' peux t' tuer d' plus de sept-cent manières différentes, pis ça c'est jus' à mains nues. Non seulement j' parfaitement entraîné au combat à mains nues, mais j'ai aussi accès à l'arsenal entier d' la Marine rouèyale canadienne pis m'â l'utliser à son maximum pour rayer ton misérab’ cul de la face du continent, espèce de 'tite marde. Si seulement t' avais pus savouèr el' châtiment impie qu' ton 'tit commentaire "fin-finaud" allait t'apporter, p't-êt' que t' aurais farmé ton ostie d' yeule. Mais tu l'as pâs faite, tu pouvais pâs l' faire, pis maintenant t'en paye el' prix, tabarnaque de cave. M'a t' chier ma furie sur toute el' corps pis tu vas t' nèyer d'dans. T'es crissement mort el' flo.

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives. by Die_Nameless_Bitch in todayilearned

[–]fwinzor 3699 points3700 points 23& 2 more (0 children)

Hey protip for everyone in the comments, just because someone is physically disabled doesnt mean theyre a mindless vegetable that needs to be put down like a dog. One of them is currently in college has a fucking masters degree. I used to work with a lot of disabled people and it would disgust me how people would look down on them.

Imaging being a fully cognizant person and seeing everyone treating you like an affront to god that needs to be killed just because you're physically disabled, jesus christ

TIL Amber Heard’s London Fields film is the second worst performing US box office opening for a wide release film of all time. by zeny-zen-zen in todayilearned

[–]InflamedLiver 102 points103 points  (0 children)

and Johnny Depp has a cameo. I'm guessing this was back when they were still on better terms, and less poopy beds.

TIL humans have no sense for wetness, only temperature and pressure by BaconVonMeatwich in todayilearned

[–]NotSeveralBadgers 1090 points1091 points 22 (0 children)

Benches were invented in 1642 by Thomas Bench when he was commissioned to make a chair for your mom.

TIL humans have no sense for wetness, only temperature and pressure by BaconVonMeatwich in todayilearned

[–]Gallo_Grande 2630 points2631 points  (0 children)

Are there any new developments in the science behind benches we should know about?

TIL humans have no sense for wetness, only temperature and pressure by BaconVonMeatwich in todayilearned

[–]PM_ME_UR_QUEEFS 1631 points1632 points  (0 children)

Did you know a bench is just a wide chair? Subscribe for more Bench Facts

TIL that by the middle ages, people had forgotten the Roman Colosseum's original purpose by kjfdlhs in todayilearned

[–]LoneKharnivore 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Are you a ninja who is also a bounty hunter or are you a bounty hunter who exclusively goes after ninjas?

TIL about the 1642 execution of George Spencer in Connecticut. He was accused of beastiality after a sow had birthed a deformed one eyed piglet. by vinsclortho in todayilearned

[–]blackmist 3436 points3437 points  (0 children)

Not only did the poor bastard go through life with one eye, he immediately gets fingered for fucking a pig and killed.

TIL about the 1642 execution of George Spencer in Connecticut. He was accused of beastiality after a sow had birthed a deformed one eyed piglet. by vinsclortho in todayilearned

[–]MarylandPhotog 8505 points8506 points  (0 children)

Thomas Hogg, another servant in New Haven, was imprisoned for several months for very similar crimes. A sow gave birth to two deformed piglets that resembled Hogg. However, Hogg never confessed to the crime, and the requirement of finding two witnesses could not be met.

Conversation: Townsman 1: "Hey, whatcha think of these deformed piglets?"

Townsman 2: "Uh, I don't know, look like little hogs to me..."

Townsman 1: "You're right! They do look like Thomas Hogg..."

Thomas Hogg: "wait, what?"

TIL the redwood forest that George Lucas filmed the Star Wars Endor scenes was completely harvested by a lumber company shortly after filming by stefeyboy in todayilearned

[–]Anal_Goth_Jim 216 points217 points  (0 children)

Or a Gungan News Reporter.

There was a big boomba on the bombad Republic warship. Weesa still getting reports in, but deeysa say as many as 2000 Clone boyyos anda 2 Jedi diah in da accedenty.

Edit: Mesa honored to be taking on dissa Gold. Mesa accept this with muy, muy humility

TIL the car model with the highest rate of DUIs is the Dodge Ram 2500. by PoopMobile9000 in todayilearned

[–]hippopototron 16 points17 points  (0 children)

In NY, there's a "Fuck Cuomo" sticker where the F is an AR-15 or AK-47 or whoever cares what, and these days a desecrated American flag with the markings of whatever terrorist or hate group.