today I learned: as a young actor, denzel washington played “grapes” in fruit of the loom commercials. also, marijuana/hemp in the US was actively suppressed by some of the richest men in the country to protect their interests in the newsprint and nylon markets. next, it has been 40 years (and a day) since a human being has walked on the moon, the last time being on december 13th, 1972 during the apollo 17 mission. finally, a man from india carved a 360 foot tunnel through a mountain after his wife died because medical attention could not arrive to her in time. friday bonus: a frontiersman, known for eating the livers of his enemies, escaped his captures by cutting off the leg of his guard and using it as a weapon. so. disgustingly. badass.


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