The date is July 21, 2014, and I am standing in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, the state’s capital city.
My lovely wife and I are here enjoying a mini-vacation and we have randomly selected this city as our first stop. It should tell you something of my nature that when on a mini-vacation with my lovely wife without our trio of kids, one of the sights I chose for us to view is a science museum.
While enjoying this fine specimen of a museum, we walked by a booth where volunteers were giving a lecture about animals. It was here in this museum and while eavesdropping on this lecture that I learned something new that I will now share with you.
By the way, as way of an aside, for those of you not in the know of Internet lingo, the three-letter acronym of “TIL” stands for “Today I Learned”, which is also a popular message board on reddit. Without further hoopla, I give you my inaugural TIL:
When poison dart frogs are raised in captivity and not given a diet of toxic ants, the frogs do not generate any venom.
It’s a good day when you learn something new.