Today I Learned

Inspired by the subreddit Today I Learned, I made it a point to learn something every day and share it with the readers of my blog.

To keep the list short, only posts from the last three months will be visible on this page.

February 2021

24.02.2021: Japanese Artist Hirotaka Hamasaki
23.02.2021: Dusting Attack
22.02.2021: Citibank’s $500m mistransfer
21.02.2021: The obligation to say “check” or “checkmate”
20.02.2021: Bitcoin Energy Consumption
19.02.2021: Hyperinflation in Brazil
18.02.2021: Tulip mania
17.02.2021: Operation Vegetarian
16.02.2021: The disabled assassin who nearly killed Hitler
15.02.2021: The Green Boots on Mt. Everest
14.02.2021: Diana Nyad - The first person to swim from Cuba to Florida
13.02.2021: The Balangiga genocide
12.02.2021: World’s largest stock markets
11.02.2021: Asian Steppe Cat
10.02.2021: How a man’s unborn twin fathered his child
09.02.2021: Cutting lift cables of the Eiffel tower
08.02.2021: Changpeng Zhao - The owner of the world’s largest Cryptoexchange by volume
07.02.2021: How AirBNB survived COVID-19
06.02.2021: The history behind WD-40
05.02.2021: The man who transformed a desert into a forest
04.02.2021: Death of Savita Halappanavar and Irish abortion laws
03.02.2021: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 404
02.02.2021: The Baden Württemberg Class frigate
01.02.2021: The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods

January 2021

31.01.2021: The collision of a Soviet submarine and a US aircraft carrier
30.01.2021: The unsent angry letters of Abraham Lincoln
29.01.2021: The Crystal Palace
28.01.2021: The GameStop incident
27.01.2021: Life of Indian soldiers at Siachen Glacier
26.01.2021: The Super App Dream
25.01.2021: The man who bought Stonehenge for his wife
24.01.2021: Borderline Personality Disorder
23.01.2021: Lake Pontchartrain
22.01.2021: The Taper Tantrum Episode
21.01.2021: Proprioception
20.01.2021: Spoofing inside Deutsche Bank
19.01.2021: Viral Coffin Dancers
18.01.2021: Coconut water to vegan leather
17.01.2021: Guoliang Tunnel
16.01.2021: Miniature crocodiles in Gabon
15.01.2021: The Death Road in Bolivia
14.01.2021: Nilote population of South Sudan
13.01.2021: The man who reduced his electricity bills by 96%
12.01.2021: Zero waste juice shop in Bengaluru, India
11.01.2021: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
10.01.2021: German-Soviet Axis Talks
09.01.2021: Wimbledon tennis balls repurposed as predator proof homes
08.01.2021: Tax returns are public in Norway
07.01.2021: Artificial heart
06.01.2021: The Campaign for North Africa
05.01.2021: “So That” Test
04.01.2021: Fermi Paradox
03.01.2021: Aeroflot Flight 6502
02.01.2021: The World’s Youngest Mother Who Gave Birth at the Age of 5
01.01.2021: Olfactory Hallucination

December 2020

31.12.2020: MSC Oscar: World’s largest container ship
30.12.2020: Dr. Antonio Egas Moniz
29.12.2020: 16-YO Chennai Lad Wins 4 Silvers at Culinary Olympics
28.12.2020: Raising airplace window shades
27.12.2020: Ed-tech companies of the world
26.12.2020: Milk producing nations
25.12.2020: Poisoning Hitler’s food
24.12.2020: Jet injector for mass vaccinations
23.12.2020: Sergei Krikalev and the collapse of the Soviet Union
22.12.2020: Microchip injection in pets
21.12.2020: Silence in airplane cabins
20.12.2020: Natural teabags
19.12.2020: Operating food trucks in India
18.12.2020: Plantable Wedding Invites
17.12.2020: Breakdown of cost of petrol in India
16.12.2020: 5-star chef cooks for dogs
15.12.2020: Ranjitsinh Disale - The winner of Global Teacher Prize 2020
14.12.2020: Man who turned waste coconuts into art
13.12.2020: 5-star chef loses job, earns by selling Biryani
12.12.2020: Figs and wasps
11.12.2020: The ethics of self-driving cars
10.12.2020: Gaokao - The Chinese National College Entrance Exam
09.12.2020: The Islands Where Guns are Required
08.12.2020: Zalando CEO quits so his wife can pursue her career
07.12.2020: Restless Legs Syndrome
06.12.2020: Treating wounds with rotten bread in ancient Egypt
05.12.2020: The execution of mentally disabled Joe Arridy
04.12.2020: Usage of blood from donors in Sweden
03.12.2020: The Gaisal Train Tragedy
02.12.2020: Casu Marzu - Sardinian cheese
01.12.2020: Privilege Tax Idea from Deutsche Bank

November 2020

30.11.2020: The assissination of Salman Taseer
29.11.2020: Manjul Bhargava - 2014 Field’s Medalist
28.11.2020: Field’s Disease
27.11.2020: Transporting dead bodies in Congo
26.11.2020: Leila Seth - The first woman chief justice of a state high court
25.11.2020: Kwashiorkor - A severe form of protein malnutrition
24.11.2020: The IQ of top Nazi leaders
23.11.2020: Why Russia sold Alaska
22.11.2020: The hardest working mother on the planet
21.11.2020: Bodyline bowling scandal
20.11.2020: Polar Owl Prison
19.11.2020: History’s first vaccine
18.11.2020: Tupolevism
17.11.2020: Yllka Domi
16.11.2020: Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
15.11.2020: Boanthropy
14.11.2020: Orcas terrifying sharks
13.11.2020: LOT Polish Airlines Flight 16
12.11.2020: Airbus Helicopters
11.11.2020: Belly Landing
10.11.2020: Hand of Hope
09.11.2020: How astronauts vote while in space
08.11.2020: Free shooting lessons for Swiss kids
07.11.2020: How landmines work
06.11.2020: The theory of Hitler being alive in 1954
05.11.2020: The invention of flush toilet
04.11.2020: The cat who co-authored a paper
03.11.2020: Sharpening knives
02.11.2020: Philippe Petit - The high-wire artist
01.11.2020: Jinnah’s Tuberculosis