Photo by matthew Feeney on Unsplash

Information is important to have. The older you get, the more we want to know and learn.

So all acquired information is a good thing. But it's also fascinating when we review the info stored in our brains.

Who hasn't looked backed and wondered... "Why do I know this?"

Our brain seems to just pick up and store morsels or useless tidbits every now and again. And we don't even realize we've saved it.

If nothing else, a random bit of quality know how can liven up a conversation at any party.

Redditor KingTrashTheThird wanted to share all the things they know, and they have no idea why, they asked:

"What's the most useless piece of information that you know?"

My brain is too full. I have information falling out of my ears.

Shapes of things...

90S Snacks GIF Giphy

"The shape of a Pringle is called a hyperbolic paraboloid. Learned it when I was 16/17 in a technical drawing class and it just won't leave my brain." ~ sublime_mime

Lost "A"

"That no number from 1-999 contains the 'a' in its word form." ~ pokemonmaster778

"I've heard this a few times and still check various numbers every time I hear it again. It sounds so impossibly wrong." ~ Hrnghekth

Seeds

"Strawberries are the only fruit with the seeds on the outside." ~ 1clovett

"It's an aggregate accessory fruit. The fleshy bit we eat is the structure that supports the ovaries. The 'seeds' on the outside are the ovaries with seeds inside. So technically, the strawberry 'seeds' are the fruit since a fruit is a mature ovary, and the seed contained within." ~ Lumber_Tycoon

Backload

"A butt load is a real measurement. The butt is a specific size of wine barrel. A pretty big one, as it happens. They're hyperbolic rather than factual. A butt actually is a measurement. 491 liters for ale or 573 for wine. Or in American/Idiotic units, about 126 gallons of wine, or a little over two standard barrels' worth." ~ shaodyn

Dots

Its Me Stop GIF by joonasjoonas Giphy

"The dot on "i" and "j" is called a tittle." ~ Dunka_Chino

Well that is fascinating, and I'm researching as I write. I never even thought to name that dot anything but dot.

The Traveler

glow red blood cells GIF by Erica Anderson Giphy

"It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to travel around the body." ~ Fishcake_K9

PI

"The first 20 digits of PI." ~ WillsWei22

"Hey, I beat you by two digits! Memorized them in a stupid competition against my sister to see who can memorize the most digits of Pi in a day when we were kids. My sister got to 40 after an hour, I gave up at 22." ~ rockaether

"For me it's the square root of Pi. 1.77245385091." ~ AgentCarmichael20

Which cam first?

"The Lighter was invited in 1823, the Match wasn't invented until 1826." ~ N00dleLoop

"You think that's crazy? What if I told you that the can opener was invented 50 years after cans? 50 years!! Imagine opening cans with hammers and chisels for 50 freaking years! Literally the manufacturer recommended way of opening cans was with a hammer and chisel. Tin snips wouldn't work because the early cans were made with thicker metal." ~ Ziff7

The Return

"People often refer to the money they get back after filing their taxes as their "return." It's not a return, it's a refund. You file a tax return and receive a refund if you're overpaid. Also paid is not spelled payed. Get your crap together Reddit. "Consider the two phrases synonymous, although your reference, you've, sounds better for what I wrote."

"Form 2210 is the form used to calculate underpayment penalties. If you owe them money, you're underpaid and may need to pay penalties depending on your specific situation. If the IRS owes you money, you're overpaid and will get a refund, or can apply the overpayment to the subsequent year."~ BrundleflyftwI

Look Closer

See Season 16 GIF by The Simpsons Giphy

"You can't really see The Great Wall of China from space." ~ Sea-Horror-814

I feel educated. Not ready for 'Jeopardy,' but I could throw out some intriguing tidbits at a party. And now you can too.

Want to "know" more?

Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Never miss another big, odd, funny or heartbreaking moment again.

Let me be real for a second.

Every time I listen to Bjork's "Unravel," my heart breaks a bit.

Have you ever listened to it?

It's on Homogenic, her third studio album, and it's incredible, passionate, smartly produced and a great showcase for her stupendous voice.

That song? An emotional rollercoaster, for sure.

There's tons of great music out there, though, and even more sad and gorgeous songs to discover.

Keep reading... Show less
Duy Pham on Unsplash

Unfortunately, a friendship could really end at any point in life.

Friends grow apart, but also, sometimes, it's just necessary to say goodbye to your relationship with a friend.

Maybe they aren't the right type of friend for you anymore, or maybe something has happened in their lives to make them self-destructive and toxic.

The reasons are many, and they are all sad.

Keep reading... Show less
Kelsey Chance/Unsplash

Certain personalities show up at almost every party like clockwork.

There's always that person who get's too drunk, someone awkwardly standing in the corner nursing a drink, the person who's not having a good time no matter what and the person babysitting the crowd they came with.

When there's alcohol—or any other substances—and the pressure of a social situation, all sorts of quirks will come out. We wanted to know what people thought their country would act like if they were a person attending a party.

Keep reading... Show less
nrd on Unsplash

Irrespective of men's sexual identity or preference, there are men who hate sports, and there are men who love musical theater. Do participating in either activity make men straight or gay?

Keep reading... Show less