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Reddit Day Of

Each day has a new topic. People are encouraged to research and post something they think the community will find interesting. Hopefully readers will learn something new about a topic they previously had little knowledge in. We have few rules but memes/advice animals belong elsewhere.

  • The best post of the day, by net upvotes, receives an Award ^1 . The winner may nominate a future topic. It may take a couple of days for winners to be awarded.

  • To encourage more variety of content, the top text/self post of the day, by net upvotes, is also eligible for an Award ^1 (More info).

Please upvote generously to reward those taking the time to research and post. Down-votes are disabled, we encourage content & participation.

RedditDayOf: Archive of past topics.
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Don't be put off if the topic doesn't instantly interest you. Even the most mundane topics can have very interesting trivia. We've linked with /r/musicthemetime to post music under the daily topic.

Excellent Subscribers

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  8. justtoclick 17

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The RedditDayOf "Good Post" Guide

Upcoming Days

July 22 - Public Transportation

July 23 - Protests

July 24 - Odd foods

July 25 - Unexpected Badasses

July 26 - The Oz Series

July 27 - Misconceptions

July 28 - The Dalai Lama

July 29 - Parasites

July 30 - Colonialism

July 31 - Oliver Cromwell

Further Information

Each day starts:

GMT 8am - EST 3am - CST 2am - PST 12am

Suggested Subs

  • TrueReddit Dedicated to insightful articles and intelligent discussion.

  • Excelsior One 'best link' per approved writer, per day.

  • FoodForThought Intelligent and thought provoking commentaries on life and culture

  • IWantToLearn A resource to help you learn new skills, such as a programming language or martial arts.

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Today I Learned (TIL)

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  • You learn something new every day; what did you learn today?

  • Submit interesting and specific facts that you just found out (not broad information you looked up, TodayILearned is not /r/wikipedia).

Posting rules

  1. Submissions must be verifiable. Please link directly to a reliable source that supports every claim in your post title. Images alone do not count as valid references. Videos are fine so long as they come from reputable sources (e.g. BBC, Discovery, etc).

  2. No personal opinions, anecdotes or subjective statements (e.g "TIL xyz is a great movie").

  3. No news or recent sources. News and any sources (blog, article, press release, video, etc.) more recent than two months are not allowed.

  4. Nothing related to recent politics.

  5. No misleading claims. Posts that omit essential information, or present unrelated facts in a way that suggest a connection will be removed.

  6. Rephrase your post title if the following are not met:

  7. Titles must begin with "TIL ..."
  8. Make them descriptive, concise and specific (e.g. not "TIL something interesting about bacon").
  9. Titles must be able to stand on their own without requiring readers to click on a link. Starting your title with a why/what/who/where/how modifier should be unnecessary.*
  10. "TIL about ..." and other broad posts don't belong on TIL. Try /r/Wikipedia, etc. instead, or be more specific (and avoid the word "about").
  11. "TIL how to ..." posts belong on /r/HowTo.
  12. No tips related to the usage, existence or features of specific software/websites (e.g. "TIL you can click on widgets in WidgetMaker 1.22").
  13. All NSFW links must be tagged (including comments).

Please see the wiki for more detailed explanations of the rules.

(Why we need rules)

Additional info

  • If your post does not appear in the new queue and you think it meets the above rules, please contact the moderators (include a link to your post, not your story).

  • Please report spam, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate posts by messaging the moderators, as this helps us remove them more promptly!

  • More information available on the TIL FAQ and wiki.


We ask that you please do the following:

  1. avoid mobile versions of websites (e.g.

  2. link to the appropriate heading when referencing an article (particularly on Wikipedia)

  3. link to the appropriate start time when referencing videos (e.g. on YouTube)

  4. add [PDF] or [NSFW] tags to your posts, as necessary.

  5. Please avoid reposting TILs that have already made the front page in the past

Please also read the site-wide Reddiquette.

Talk with us on IRC: #todayIlearned on, or just click here.

  • To adapt this style to your own subreddit, message /u/legweed! Thanks legweed!

  • You are loved.

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