today I learned: 1% of static on an untuned analog TV is from cosmic background radiation of the big bang. also, when pursued, kangaroos will retreat to bodies of water…so they can hold their pursuer under and drown them. next, in 1984 to prove to people that leprosy is difficult to catch through close contact, pope john paul II kissed a number of lepers in a south korean leper colony. finally, helen keller was a radical socialist and the FBI monitored her because of it (!!!). oh, and in 2005, snapple tried to make the world’s largest popsicle, but instead the 17.5 tons of ice melted prematurely and flooded union square in downtown manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavoured fluid. SOUNDS LIKE FUN TO ME!


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