Useless Information

Useless Information

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

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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

  • Imaginary Number

    An imaginary number is the square root of -1. Since there is no square root of -1, imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky, imagine all the people living for today, they're still not going to find the square root of -1.

    Imaginary Number

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