Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Web Secret #287: Today I found out

Danger, Will Robinson!,” there is a website entirely devoted to useless information.

In my family, I am known as the queen of pointless factoids. I revel in this. So imagine how I reacted when I came across "Today I Found Out," founded in 2010, and based on the idea that it is always good to learn something new every day. TIFO aims to publish interesting facts that are highly researched by amazingly well credentialed authors.

Here is a sample TIFO story: "How One of the Most Beautiful Women in 1940s’ Hollywood Helped Make Certain Wireless Technologies Possible." Hedy Lamarr was not only the star of numerous movies, but a brilliant scientist and mathematician whose inventions earned her US patents. Fun fact: my mother once saw Hedy in a Paris hair salon shortly after WWII. She told me that the entire shop was staring, mesmerized by her beauty.

Here are some others:

The origin of the phrase "Close, but no cigar"

What started the "Cops eating donuts" stereotype

How about Fingers don't contain muscles?

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