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How do I know that? WHY do I know that? The information we retain is astounding. That's why we should never doubt that any one of us could be on Jeopardy. And the truth is... all information is useful. You never know what situation you'll find yourself in and be saved because you acquired some rando fact. Plus useless info can be exciting on a first date... makes you.... intriguing. Trust me.

Redditor u/lyiuc777 was wondering what knowledge people hold in their brain that is so random and only meant for game shows by asking.... what is the most useless information you know?

Damn that's random....

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An average of 13 people are killed every year by falling vending machines.



The word "palindrome" isn't a palindrome, however the fear of palindromes, "aibohphobia", is one.


An emordnilap is a word that has a different meaning when spelled backwards. For example, "god" and "dog".

Or "palindrome" and "emordnilap."


Oh Barbs....

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Barbra from accounting has a 26 year old son.


the longest word....

Typewriter is the longest word you can write with only using one row of your keyboard.


And with the current physical distance rules your local grocery stores freezer section is perfect for a round of "3-Dimensional Pac-Man."


One Cup.....

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If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.


"He didn't get the lifetime guarantee."  

Some coffins come with a "lifetime" guarantee.


Imagine buying a coffin for your mom and it started falling apart before you could finish the ceremony and get her in the ground.

Screws start falling out. The particle board stuck to the bottom starts peeling off as it's being carried. One of the handles just comes off and everything spills down into the hole in a disorganized mess with one leg sticking up out of it.

"He didn't get the lifetime guarantee."



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There is a measurement called 'kermit' and it basically measures the day in 100 pieces instead of 24 hours.


This is called the Brewster winkle.....

Usually light that meets glass will split up, some will go through, some will come back. This makes you able to see both the fact that there is glass and the things behind the glass. Light that meets glass in a 57° degree angle (I think) will completely go through, making the glass essentially invisible. This is called the Brewster winkle, and it exists for every kind of ray and every kind of transparent material.


That's Nuts....

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There is a higher chance of you dying from a coconut than from a shark attack.


Wow, I didn't even think of that, but I hate opening coconuts because I nearly always injure myself.


The End....

If you're on death row and you do not request anything special for your last meal, you get the "traditional" which is a Steak, eggs over easy, hash browns, toast, milk, coffee, juice, butter, and jelly.


The Ropes

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Those heavy poles that hold the velvet ropes for lines at the theater are called Stanchions.


Also the name for those vertical things that hold the glass up in a hockey rink.


A human fetus has vestigial gills, a tail & fur during early stages. Mark Wahlberg has 3 nipples. David Lee Roth is jewish. The gills.... there were brief windows of time where our bodies had gills, fur & a tail while we were in our moms. Thankfully not at the same time. Monkeys were once lizards & lizards were once fish & our embryonic stages are a vestigial history file. Also, Ashton Kutcher has webbed toes. People are basically gross.


The Stinger...

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There's a species of bee called the sweat bee that just drinks your sweat. It's green.


They were the first bee I was stung by at under a year old. Right on the lip apparently. My mom said my whole head turned into a purple balloon on the way to the hospital. Fun way to find out your kid is allergic to bees I guess.


The Origins

In the 70s when CDC researchers were investigating an Ebola outbreak they took samples from everyone in a specific region.

They found one blood-borne illness they couldn't identify and logged it and stuck it in a freezer.

In ten years they'd see that disease become an epidemic in America known as HIV/AIDS. AIDS originated elsewhere and they made the connection later on. The same researchers didn't get onto the similarities right away because one was working Ebola/Marburg and one retired.


Going the Distance

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The distance between the earth and the moon is 30 times the width of the Earth.


Bad Parent

Sending your kid to the house of somebody with a swimming pool is statistically more dangerous than sending them to a house where a parent is a gun owner.


Or a pool filled with loaded guns.

How would you even get homeowners to cover you.


Oh La La....


The most common color of toilet paper in France is pink.



Chairman Mao only had one testicle.

If the sun were to suddenly stop shining it would take approximately 8 minutes and 20 seconds before darkness would fall on the Earth.

Everything green on the statue of liberty is Norwegian.

The numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.


Making Traxxx

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In back to the future, the Delorean must get up to 88mph to time travel but the speedometer in the Delorean only goes up to 85 so the film makers made a customer speedometer that went up to 95.


Chips Ahoy....

The woman who invented the Chocolate Chip cookie did not like the end result. She intended on making a chocolate cookie, and thought the chips would melt into the batter and accomplish this. She would have thrown them away, but all of her assistants love them.

Would a world without chocolate chip cookies be a world worth living in?


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