• TIL that the philosopher William James experienced great depression due to the notion that free will is an illusion. He brought himself out of it by realizing, since nobody seemed able to prove whethe

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    • TIL many Romans loved their dogs and made graves for them with profoundly touching epitaphs. One read, "I am in tears, while carrying you to your last resting place as much as I rejoiced when bringing

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    • TIL of Walt Whitman's friend, Silas Soule. At 17, he was escorting slaves on the Underground Railroad. By 22, he'd staged two prison heists & become a blacksmith. At 26, he defied orders to participat

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    • TIL of Walt Whitman's friend, Silas Soule. At 17, he was escorting slaves on the Underground Railroad. By 22, he'd staged two prison heists & become a blacksmith. At 26, he defied orders to participat

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