Useless Information

Useless Information

All the information that you never needed to know.

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  • NASDAQ

    The NASDAQ acronym stands for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). the NASD divested itself of NASDAQ in the years 2000 and 2001.

    NASDAQ

  • First Dialysis Machine

    A dialysis machine acts as an artificial kidney. Willem Johan Kolff created the first working dialyzer in 1943. This was during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands so he needed to improvise using parts available at the time. The initial machine was made using, among other things, sausage casings, beverage cans, and a washing machine.

    Dialysis Machine

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    Patrick Glanz
  • Durian

    Durian, the smelly fruit. The fruit's odor has been described as rotten onions, turpentine, or raw sewage. It has been banned from some hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.

    Durian

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  • Kina

    The kina is the currency of Papua New Guinea.

    Kina

  • Cupid

    In Greco-Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction, and affection. He is the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars.

    Cupid

  • Doppelganger

    A doppelganger is the evil supernatural twin of a living person. They are also known as a twin stranger.

    Doppelganger

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  • Kemonomimi

    Kemonomimi are human characters with animal ears. Cat ears are the most common type of kemonomimi.

    Kemonomimi

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  • Cowboy Hat

    The design of the cowboy hat can be seen as far back as the Mongolian horsemen of the 13th century.

    Cowboy Hat

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