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5797 (0.790461957454681): Today I learned there is a no-kill animal shelter in Costa Rica called "Territorio de Zaguates", or "Land of Strays". It sits on 378 acres and is home to approximately 1,000 dogs. There, visitors are able to go on scenic hikes with the dogs, even if they have no plans to adopt. discuss
1019 (0.812115788459778): TIL Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was used to train medical professionals to provide the right number of chest compressions per minute while performing CPR, due to its bassline having a tempo close to that recommended by the British Heart Foundation. discuss
478 (0.82201623916626): TIL Other than humans, the only other known mammal that enjoys eating chili peppers is the treeshrew. discuss
1113 (0.900725483894348): TIL: "Caspering" is a friendly alternative to ghosting: Instead of ignoring someone, you’re honest about how you feel, and let them down gently before disappearing from their lives. discuss
337 (0.765925288200378): TIL Alpaca, llama, and camel "Spit" isn't always just saliva. When very upset, the spit comes from their first stomach, and is green and has a powerful stench. discuss
179 (0.936280608177185): TIL about Edward Bernays: Freud's nephew, a father of modern advertising, who effectively overthrew the Guatemalan Govt. on behalf of United Fruit discuss
96 (0.914656162261963): TIL legendary R&B/soul singer Barry White was jailed for 4 months at the age of 16 for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires. While in jail, he listened to Elvis Presley singing "It's Now or Never" on the radio, an experience he later credited with changing the course of his life. discuss