Useless Information

Useless Information

All the information that you never needed, but sorta wanted to know.

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  • Parasitophobia

    Parasitophobia is the fear of parasites.

    Parasitophobia

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  • Highest Cholesterol

    Beef brains, at 3100 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams of brain, has the highest cholesterol of any food.

    Beef Brains

  • Adam's Ale

    The only available drink in Eden was water so it is referred to as Adam's ale.

    Water

  • A Tinker's Damn

    A tinker, in the 13th century, was an unskilled metal worker who repaired pots, pans, and utensils. The phrase "not worth a tinker's damn" came about because tinkers were known to constantly cuss so their profanity was meaningless.

    The Finger

  • A Pig In A Poke

    Poke comes from the French word "poque" which is a bag. "Don't buy a pig in a poke" means "don't buy a pig in a bag" or "don't buy a pig you haven't actually seen". Caveat emptor.

    Pig

  • Winging It

    The phrase "winging it" was originated by replacement theater actors who had to learn their lines while waiting in the wings immediately before performing.

    Winging It

  • Hold Your Horses

    In book 23 of Homer's Iliad, Menelaus tells Antilochus to "hold your horses" for driving his chariot dangerously during a race.

    Chariot

  • Pi

    Pi, or Archimedes' constant, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. If it doesn't make sense, divide it by Pi.

    Pi

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