Useless Information

Useless Information

All the information that you never needed to know.

  • Largest Rough Gem-Quality Diamond

    The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on the 26 of January, 1905, was the largest rough gem-quality diamond weighing 3,106.75 carats. It was cut into 9 polished gems including the Great Star of Africa weighing 530.4 carats, the largest clear cut diamond in the world.

    Cullinan Diamond

  • Lyme Disease

    The deer tick. Infected specimens transmit Lyme disease to unlucky individuals.

    Deer Tick

  • Tokyo

    At 37.6 million people, Tokyo has the largest population of any city in the world.

    Tokyo

  • Thumbs

    Opossums have opposable thumbs on their hind feet.

    Opossum

  • Postage Stamp

    Grace Kelly was the first actress on an American postage stamp. The stamp was issued in 1993. A commemorative 2 euro coin with her image was issued in 2007.

    Grace Kelly Stamp

  • Gibbon

    Gibbons walk upright more than any other ape.

    Gibbon

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  • Magic 8 Ball

    The Magic 8 Ball was inspired by an 8-ball used as a fortune-telling device in the 1940 Three Stooges short "You Nazty Spy".

    Magic 8 Ball