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  • The Life of the Voice of God
    by Karl Smallwood on June 1, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Though many of you are perhaps not familiar with the name Don LaFontaine, if you’ve ever watched a movie trailer basically ever, you have almost certainly heard his voice or at the least someone trying to mimic him. A titan of the entertainment industry, LaFontaine lent his inimitable voice to a quarter of a million projects during his career before [...] The post The Life of the Voice of God appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • How Much Would it Cost to Fill a Swimming Pool With Booze? Has Anyone Ever Actually Done This?
    by Karl Smallwood on June 1, 2020 at 2:58 am

    JohnJohn asks: Has anyone ever really filled a pool with alcohol? Several hotels around the world catering to the uber-wealthy offer a bizarrely specific package that offers customers the chance to float around in a hot tub filled with champagne. As pleasant as it sounds to have your nether regions soak in warm bubbly, you’d think someone, somewhere would have [...] The post How Much Would it Cost to Fill a Swimming Pool With Booze? Has Anyone Ever Actually Done This? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • The Bizarre (and Magical) Duel Between Chung Ling Soo and Ching Ling Foo
    by Karl Smallwood on May 29, 2020 at 2:55 am

    While performing at the Wood Green Empire in London in 1918, one of the most famous and successful magicians in the world, Chinese illusionist Chung Ling Soo, was unfortunately killed attempting to catch a bullet. The fact that he got shot was only part of what astonished the audience that day. You see, directly after, Soo- a man who’d spent [...] The post The Bizarre (and Magical) Duel Between Chung Ling Soo and Ching Ling Foo appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • Why can We Make Vaccines for Some Viruses and Not Others and Why Do Most Experts Think One Will be Successful for Covid-19 Very Soon?
    by Scott on May 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    If you were born in the United States in 1900 you had about a 1 in 3 chance of dying from an infectious disease.  If you were one of the unlucky third, 40% of you would die before the age of 5. In fact, the top three causes of death were infectious disease at this time- namely, pneumonia and flu, [...] The post Why can We Make Vaccines for Some Viruses and Not Others and Why Do Most Experts Think One Will be Successful for Covid-19 Very Soon? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • For the Love of the Word Nerds… (And Their Rather Unfortunate Nazi Brethren)
    by Daven Hiskey on May 20, 2020 at 6:51 am

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out looking at whether there is actually any difference between various men’s and women’s bathroom products like shaving cream, razors, etc and why women pay more for basically everything. We also have a brief message from a sponsor, Skillshare. Help support this show and learn a lot of interesting new [...] The post For the Love of the Word Nerds… (And Their Rather Unfortunate Nazi Brethren) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • Do Blind People Actually “Hear” Better Than Sighted People or is This Just a Hollywood Myth?
    by Karl Smallwood on May 19, 2020 at 5:31 am

    If Daredevil has taught us anything, it’s that, while a closely guarded secret within the blind community, blind people inevitably all become superheroes after losing their sight thanks to their other senses being insanely enhanced. But when talking the real world, does this enhancing of one’s other senses really occur when the lights go out permanently? Well, for those who [...] The post Do Blind People Actually “Hear” Better Than Sighted People or is This Just a Hollywood Myth? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • Were Nunchucks Ever Actually Used in Combat or are They Just Primarily a Hollywood Thing?
    by Karl Smallwood on May 19, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Colin O. asks: Were nunchucks really used in battle? Famously a weapon of choice for legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, at least in certain films, nunchaku, or nunchucks, are a popular facet of pop-culture and there are those who’d have you believe that this humble weapon used to widely shatter jawbones like Samson during a particularly bad hair day. But [...] The post Were Nunchucks Ever Actually Used in Combat or are They Just Primarily a Hollywood Thing? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • That Time George Clooney Gave Briefcases Containing $1 Million Each to All His Closest Friends
    by Ariana Kyl on May 18, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    If you’ve ever thought George Clooney comes off as a extremely likable kind of guy in many of the roles he plays in films, well, it turns out that part at least isn’t really an act. Beyond things like helping to organize and spearhead several pledge drive events that have generated tens of millions of dollars for charities and donating [...] The post That Time George Clooney Gave Briefcases Containing $1 Million Each to All His Closest Friends appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • How Do the 20/20 and 6/6 Vision Scales Actually Work?
    by Emily Upton on May 15, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Ever wonder how the 20/20 and 6/6 vision scales work? Well, wonder no more. With approximately half of adults requiring some form of corrective eyewear to compensate for visual impairment of various forms, chances are you have had your eyesight graded on the 20/20 or 6/6 scales before. If you haven’t, you have probably heard other people saying they have [...] The post How Do the 20/20 and 6/6 Vision Scales Actually Work? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • The President Who Randomly Liked to Challenge People to Fist-Fights
    by Karl Smallwood on May 10, 2020 at 1:15 am

    If you’ve followed this website, our YouTube channel, or BrainFood Show podcast very long, you know one of our favorite historic individuals is Theodore Roosevelt- among countless other reasons to be admired, a man who enjoys a reputation as one of the most terrifyingly badass individuals to ever hold the office of leader of a nation, with countless stories detailing [...] The post The President Who Randomly Liked to Challenge People to Fist-Fights appeared first on Today I Found Out.