Useless Information

Useless Information

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

  • Deepest Roots

    The deepest roots belong to a wild fig tree at Echo Caves, near Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It's roots are 122 meters / 400 feet deep.

    Fig Tree

  • Smallest Human Organ

    The pineal gland, located near the center of the brain, is the smallest organ in the human body. It's only function is to release the hormone melatonin which modulates sleep patterns.

    Pineal Gland

  • Tallest Tree

    The tallest tree in the world is a redwood named Hyperion. Hyperion is 379.7 feet / 115.7 meters tall.

    Redwood

  • Shortest President

    James Madison (1809 - 1817) was the shortest President of the United States at 163 centimeters / 5 feet 4 inches.

    James Madison

  • Largest Egg

    The Whale Shark has the biggest egg in the world. The largest one recorded measured 30.5 centimeters / 12 inches long, 14 centimeters / 5.5 inches wide and 8.9 centimeters / 3.5 inches thick.

    Whale Shark

  • Smallest Monkey

    The pygmy marmoset is the worlds smallest monkey. It weighs just over 100 grams / 3.5 ounces.

    Pygmy Marmoset

  • Largest Lily Pad

    The Queen Victoria water lily is the worlds largest lily pad. It is native to Amazon River and grows up to 3 meters / 10 feet in diameter.

    Lily Pad

  • Athame

    The athame is one of the four elemental tools in Wicca. The other three elemental tools are the wand, the pentacle, and the chalice.

    Athame