today I learned: in 1973, after the who’s drummer keith moon passed out on stage, pete townshend asked the crowd, “can anybody play the drums? I mean somebody good!”, and a fan, scot halpin, volunteered to play and proceeded to finish the set. also, several parts of canada introduced a law that made “sorry” not a legal admission of guilt, partially ’cause it’s said so often. next, the first ever in-flight radio transmission was, “roy, come and get this goddamn cat”. finally, in february of 1863, there was a snowball fight amongst rival divisions of confederate troops in which approximately 10,000 soldiers participated. it was later described as “one of the most memorable combats of the war”.

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