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All knowledge is power. Every detail we acquire can one day be a wonder. So we must never turn down even the most minute idea to commit to memory. With all the game shows about superfluous knowledge... who knows what can net you some heavy coin. And knowing all sorts of things can be great conversation with tons of laughs.

Redditor u/GrZneK wanted to know what useless knowledge we've all acquired that can be good for fodder by asking.... What are some facts that are useless but still fun to know?

Hard Milk.

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Cows produce more milk when listening to classical music than heavy metal. beef_wallet

"to the city."

The city of Istanbul was originally called Constantinople after the Roman emperor.

As it was a mouth full to say people would say "Stimbouli" which meant "to the city."

Eventually the word developed over time into Istanbul. trv22

July 4, 1826....

On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were, "Thomas Jefferson still survives." He was mistaken: Jefferson had died five hours earlier at Monticello at the age of 83. Catlenfell

30,000 needles

The average porcupine has around 30000 needles on its body at any given time! ClodWithaKeyblade

...and honey badgers will still fight them

https://owenslaterphotography.com/2016/12/02/honey-badger-vs-crested-porcupine/amp/ astralrig96

The Hunt.

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It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona. SushiLegend

I don't know about other areas, but hunting laws around here work based a whitelist. Not a blacklist.

You may only hunt what has been allowed. Everything else is illegal. MildlyJaded

Jelly Belly.. 

There's a jellyfish the size of a fingernail that can kill a human pretty easily. It was discovered by Australian aborigines tribe, the Irukandji tribe, because people would go swimming in the ocean and just die. A doctor suspected it was a jellyfish and finally tracked it down, but he hospitalized himself, the lifeguard and his son whilst trying to prove it. sir_automobili

Mind. Blown.

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Yoda and Miss Piggy were both voiced by the same person. brokendowndryer

Gamma Ray.....

If the Earth is ever hit by a super powerful Gamma Ray burst it would arrive at nearly the speed of light so we'd never see it coming. It would also instantly kill all life on the planet.

So, when you're having a really bad day, there's always something to look forward to. Azozel

To Asia.... 

Christianity began where modern day Israel is. Israel is on the continent of Asia.

Therefore, technically Christianity is an Asian religion. RunDNA

Asia is kinda interesting anyway. I feel like Arabs have as much in common with Koreans as we do, yet they are both Asians whereas Europeans aren't. Eggplantosaur

So many ideas....

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  1. No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter "a" in its word form.
  2. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends with "mt."
  3. The average adult spends more time on the toilet than they do exercising.
  4. Apple seeds contain cyanide.
  5. If you plug your nose, you can't tell the difference between an apple, a potato, and an onion. VrindaDagar

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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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