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.

July 2021:

02.07.2021: Deliberate Practice
01.07.2021: The brutality of Tour de France

June 2021:

30.06.2021: Edward Snowden on Bitcoin
29.06.2021: The rise and fall of Victoria’s Secret
28.06.2021: State-wise registered investors in India
27.06.2021: Whales getting high on pufferfish
26.06.2021: Most expensive shares around the world
25.06.2021: Being eaten by whales
24.06.2021: The original kangaroo route
23.06.2021: Netflix never used its $1mn algorithm
22.06.2021: Congo River
21.06.2021: Kingmakers of oil
20.06.2021: Tokaimura Nuclear Accident
19.06.2021: Air France Flight 447
18.06.2021: How Domino’s has fared in India
17.06.2021: Zeigarnik Effect
16.06.2021: Puma’s sponsorship for Zimbabwe cricket team
15.06.2021: Tiger Temple in Thailand
14.06.2021: Toothpaste wars in India
13.06.2021: Inflation in Chess
12.06.2021: Sighting distance from the top of Mount Everest
11.06.2021: Mitznefet Helmets
10.06.2021: $50K of student debt forgiveness
09.06.2021: El Salvador accepts Bitcoin as a legal tender
08.06.2021: Ringworm infection
07.06.2021: When a Sri Lankan captain stood by his young player in the team
06.06.2021: Ransomware attack on world’s largest beef supplier
05.06.2021: Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall
04.06.2021: The man who walked across Niagara Falls
03.06.2021: The man who did most pushups in an hour
02.06.2021: AWS outage due to mistyped command
01.06.2021: Constructing sturdy buildings with bamboos

May 2021:

31.05.2021: Why Amazon bought MGM studios
30.05.2021: Tesla’s market cap compared to other automakers
29.05.2021: Revenue breakdown of Apple
28.05.2021: Hosting Olympics during a pandemic
27.05.2021: The rise of UPI in India
26.05.2021: Mumbai’s dead body hunter
25.05.2021: Vertical burial
24.05.2021: RQ-4 Global Hawk
23.05.2021: Mount Erebus disaster on Ross Island, Antarctica
22.05.2021: Finnish rights with regards to nature
21.05.2021: Hoba meteorite
20.05.2021: Nazi Germany in Antarctica
19.05.2021: Tennis match played on a moving aircraft
18.05.2021: Admiral Yamamoto
17.05.2021: Breaking down revenue streams of Google
16.05.2021: The might of Alexander Karelin
15.05.2021: Deep Sea Mining
14.05.2021: Manuka Honey
13.05.2021: Fans in Apple laptops
12.05.2021: Education in Russian prisons
11.05.2021: Microchip in liquid vaccine
10.05.2021: Maria Cristerna: Mexican lawyer also known as the Vampire Woman
09.05.2021: 2002 Pireli Tower airplane crash
08.05.2021: Retire Boeing 747 Hotel
07.05.2021: The Japanese Schindler who saved 6000 Jews
06.05.2021: The Vietnamese Monk who burned himself to death
05.05.2021: The Salvadoran diplomat who saved 40,000 Jews
04.05.2021: Quarantine of NASA astronauts
03.05.2021: The perfume maker in Dubai who can create any fragrance
02.05.2021: How babies get X Rays
01.05.2021: Oslo Accord Agreement between Israel and Palestine

April 2021

30.04.2021: Sony’s see-through camera disaster
29.04.2021: Breaking down the cost of a litre of petrol in India
28.04.2021: Boeing-747 AAC
27.04.2021: The head of Diogo Alves
26.04.2021: United Express Flight 3411 incident
25.04.2021: Manny Pacquiao: A professional boxer and a senator of the Phillipines
24.04.2021: Armenian Genocide
23.04.2021: Dale Schroeder: The Iowa man who sent 33 strangers to college
22.04.2021: The vaccine scaling problem
21.04.2021: Paul Alexander: The man in the iron lung
20.04.2021: The Canary girls who worked to death during WW1
19.04.2021: How Hitler became Germany’s supreme judge
18.04.2021: Enabling Act of 1933
17.04.2021: Gharial: Fish-eating crocodiles
16.04.2021: Sergei Krikalev: The only man who ever time traveled
15.04.2021: The boy who saved 3000 children from slavery
14.04.2021: The Waterfalls That Are Believed to Have Healing Powers
13.04.2021: Digital Yuan from China
12.04.2021: The white passport from India
11.04.2021: Man who was jailed for building reservoir on his private land
10.04.2021: The size of Tuna fish
09.04.2021: The Darien Gap
08.04.2021: Evaldas Rimasauska duping Facebook and Google
07.04.2021: Buffet dining in ancient India
06.04.2021: Sheikh Hasina: The longest serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh
05.04.2021: Penguin Diagram
04.04.2021: Roads in the Middle East
03.04.2021: Pilots landing at night
02.04.2021: Pythagorean cup to prevent overfilling
01.04.2021: SE200 Aircraft

March 2021

31.03.2021: Operation Paperclip
30.03.2021: Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1800s
29.03.2021: Consumer Price Index
28.03.2021: How the water locks of Panama Canal work
27.03.2021: Nicholas Mevoli: The man who died attempting a diving record
26.03.2021: Suez Canal Obstruction
25.03.2021: The Elephant’s Foot at Chernobyl
24.03.2021: Chapwood Inflation Index
23.03.2021: The Lost Decade of Japan
22.03.2021: India’s export revenues
21.03.2021: Phrenology
20.03.2021: Senet: The world’s oldest board game
19.03.2021: Fibonacci retracement
18.03.2021: New monetisation plan of Wikipedia
17.03.2021: Tandy TRS-100
16.03.2021: The murder of Skylar Neese
15.03.2021: The dancing plague
14.03.2021: Running out of sand
13.03.2021: Operation Gunnerside: The raid on Nazi nuclear weapons plans
12.03.2021: Ethan Sonneborn: The boy who ran for the office before the age of 18
11.03.2021: Hitler’s vision for the city of Linz
10.03.2021: Why does everybody lend money to the US government
09.03.2021: The Blue Economy
08.03.2021: Crypto Art
07.03.2021: The secrets at the bottom of the Baikal Lake
06.03.2021: Understanding Starlink
05.03.2021: The door to prevent gluttonous monks
04.03.2021: Los Angeles runway disaster
03.03.2021: Age of consent in Japan
02.03.2021: Collision of a submarine and a whale
01.03.2021: North Korea to Russia by rail trolleys