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  • Do You Get Your Stuff Back If You Go Missing, are Declared Dead, Then Turn Up Alive like a Certain Shire Hobbit?
    by Karl Smallwood on March 22, 2019 at 7:00 am

    ScrobTheFancyTurtle asks: Love your video on what happens when people are accidentally declared dead. But it got me wondering, what happens if you make a will, go missing, so your will is executed, then turn up alive later? Do you get your stuff back? As we discussed in our article on what happens to a person who is accidentally declared dead [...] The post Do You Get Your Stuff Back If You Go Missing, are Declared Dead, Then Turn Up Alive like a Certain Shire Hobbit? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Can Shooting Plastic Explosive Really Set Them Off?
    by Karl Smallwood on March 13, 2019 at 1:45 am

    James H. asks: How realistic is the idea presented in video games of shooting explosives to set them off? Given that their main and really only purposes is violently exploding, you might be surprised to learn that most explosives utilised by the military are shockingly stable. So much so, in fact, that, contrary to what is often depicted in movies [...] The post Can Shooting Plastic Explosive Really Set Them Off? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • That Time the US Military Made an Atomic Cannon
    by Karl Smallwood on March 12, 2019 at 7:00 am

    As a wise man once said, “They say that the best weapon is the one that you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree! I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once.” Adhering closely to this mantra, the M65 was indeed only fired once and then simply used as a deterrent in the early days of the Cold [...] The post That Time the US Military Made an Atomic Cannon appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Everyone Plays Monopoly Wrong Which Makes It Worse, Where the Game Pieces Came From, Who Really Invented It and Much More
    by Daven Hiskey on March 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the interesting story behind where the Monopoly pieces came from. Next we discuss our sponsor, RetailMeNot. Visit http://bit.ly/2BXvyAk to download the free RetailMeNot Genie browser extension today and start saving the easy way. Moving on to the meat of today’s episode, we jump into the truth about [...] The post How Everyone Plays Monopoly Wrong Which Makes It Worse, Where the Game Pieces Came From, Who Really Invented It and Much More appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Exactly Did One Become an Executioner in Medieval Times?
    by Karl Smallwood on February 20, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Mary A. asks: How did someone get the job of an executioner in medieval times? Few occupations from history are as maligned as that of Medieval-era executioner. Popularly painted as gleeful dispensers of death and torture, the truth seems to be that many executioners throughout this period usually treated the occupation with a certain reverence and exhibited an extreme dedication [...] The post How Exactly Did One Become an Executioner in Medieval Times? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • How Do the Insanely Wealthy Actually Pay for Something Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars?
    by Karl Smallwood on February 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Isaac R. asks: When people buy expensive art worth hundreds of millions of dollars, how do they pay for it? Like could they pay with cash or do they have to have their bank wire the money? Just wondering about the nuts and bolts here. As we’ve discussed before, there are a handful of people walking around right now with [...] The post How Do the Insanely Wealthy Actually Pay for Something Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Has Anyone Ever Really Inherited Millions from a Random Person They’ve Never Heard Of?
    by Karl Smallwood on February 13, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Jessica K. asks: Has anyone ever inherited millions of dollars from a long-lost relative they’ve never heard of like happens in movies? If you’re like, well, pretty much everyone, at some point you’ve received an email claiming you’ve inherited a large sum of money from some person you’ve never heard of. All you have to do to get it is [...] The post Has Anyone Ever Really Inherited Millions from a Random Person They’ve Never Heard Of? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Animal Facts Part 3: A Doughnut Brain, Dung and the Milky Way, Ant Overlords and More
    by Daven Hiskey on February 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the massive creature that has a doughnut shaped brain with its esophagus running right through the middle. Next we discuss Wix! Go to https://www.wix.com/go/brainfood to get started on your website today! Check out our website at https://brainfood.fm Next up we begin by looking at the fascinating reason [...] The post Animal Facts Part 3: A Doughnut Brain, Dung and the Milky Way, Ant Overlords and More appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • The Poison Squad – The Men Who Volunteered to Let the Government Poison Them
    by Karl Smallwood on February 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as food began to be more and more mass produced and shipped long distances, instead of locally grown and sold fresh, it was basically the Wild West in regards to food production and there were no real official regulations on what you could add to food, or even that if you [...] The post The Poison Squad – The Men Who Volunteered to Let the Government Poison Them appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]

  • Could the Queen Get Away with Murder Legally?
    by Karl Smallwood on February 3, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Mavos asks: If the queen happened to kill someone can she be prosecuted? As the current monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and a bunch of other countries that have her on their money, the Queen enjoys something known as sovereign immunity. In a nutshell, sovereign, or crown immunity as it is sometimes known, means that the Queen is [...] The post Could the Queen Get Away with Murder Legally? appeared first on Today I Found Out. […]