today I learned: minutes before the halifax explosion (the largest ever non-nuclear, man-made explosion), a dispatcher named vince coleman returned to his station to send a warning telegram, saving 300 lives at the cost of his own. also, 10% of all the humans who have ever lived are alive in the world right now. next, the skin of a honey badger is so thick that it can withstand multiple machete blows, arrows, and spears. wow. finally, van gogh shot himself in the chest and then went and smoked a few cigarettes before finally dying. friday bonus: on 9/11, canada landed 33,000 US bound passengers and 239 aircrafts in what is known as “operation yellow ribbon”. locals then housed and fed the strangers for days afterwards. go. canada.