Useless Information

Useless Information

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

  • Locust Swarm

    A large swarm has billions of locusts spread out over thousands of square kilometers eating almost all of the vegetation in their path.

    Locust Swarm

  • Largest Tire

    The 12 ton, 80 foot tall tire served as a Ferris wheel at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. It now resides in Allen Park, Michigan next to interstate 94.

    Largest Tire

  • First Submarine

    The first submarine was created by Cornelius Drebbel for King James I of England in 1620. It was a covered rowboat propelled by oars which made a submerged journey down the Thames River at a depth of about fifteen feet.

    Submarine

  • First Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The first chocolate chip cookie was served by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938. She owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman Massachusetts.

    First Chocolate Chip Cookie

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  • First MP3

    "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega was the first song ever played using the MP3 audio codec.

    MP3

  • No Jake Brakes

    Have you ever seen this road sign? Are you wondering what a Jake brake is? A Jake brake or Jacob's brake is a compression release engine brake used on diesel engines that create, to varying degrees of intensity, a staccato sound. The Jacobs company blames the loud noise on poorly equipped trucks and competitor's products. In fact, The Jacobs company asks that you report the location of any "No Jake Brakes" signs to them.

    No Jake Brake

  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt got his initial start back in 1964 as Chris on the soap opera "Another World".

    Brad Pitt

  • Dragon's Beard Candy

    Dragon's beard candy or Chinese cotton candy was first served during the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD).

    Dragon's Beard Candy