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Freaky Facts That Made Us Say, 'Today I Learned...'

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From sharks that can roam land in search of food to the habits of fiendish folks behind bars, people are sharing small creepy tidbits and freaky facts that made them say, "Well, today I learned..." 

  • Rodney Alcala
    Photo: The Dating Game / ABC

    Posted by Redditor u/Mass_Cultivator_:

    TIL that in the midst of a three-year killing spree, over which he is believed to have [offed] up to 130 people, Rodney Alcala was featured a contestant on The Dating Game, and was picked by the bachelorette. She never followed up on the date because she found him "creepy."

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      The Village Of Nagoro

      Posted by Redditor u/bemmu:

      TIL that there is a town in Japan known as the "the valley of dolls" with only 27 residents, but with 270 dolls to make it look more lively. The town of Nagoro in Tokushima Prefecture no longer has children; the youngest resident is 55.

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        Movile Cave

        Posted by Redditor u/LessofmemoreofHim:

        TIL that there's a cave in Romania that had been sealed off from the outside world for 5.5 million years and scientists have discovered dozens of unique lifeforms thriving in the poisonous gases and water.

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        • Les Paul's Broken Elbow
          Photo: Thomas Faivre-Duboz / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 2.0

          Posted by Redditor u/embriagante:

          TIL guitarist Les Paul fragmented his elbow in a car accident. Doctors couldn’t rebuild it so Les told them to fuse it together in a 90 degree angle so he could keep playing. He then recorded his biggest hit.

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