August 2021 TILs

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This year we've been keeping track of some of the surprising things that we have learned. For December, we're compiling a list of some of the things we've learned this year.

Here are the "Today I Learned", or TILs, from August 2021.

August 4, 2021:

  • TIL the Boise, Idaho real estate market is booming. :expressionless: (Link)

August 6, 2021:

  • TIL the Licklider Transmission Protocol is used for point-to-point networks in deep space. (Link)

August 9, 2021:

  • TIL Bill Hwang lost $20 billion over the course of 10 days in March 2021. Roughly $1.5M per second. I did not know money could travel at that velocity. (Link)

August 10, 2021:

  • TIL you can open a wine bottle with a shoe. (Link)

August 11, 2021:

  • TIL about the Dambusters, a Royal Air Force squadron specializing in precision bombing. (Link)

August 16, 2021:

  • TIL about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an English civil engineer considered one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history. (Link)

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