Useless Information

Useless Information

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

  • Nose To The Grindstone

    Keep your nose to the grindstone is a saying meaning to work hard. There are two possible sources of this saying. One is that millers checked that the stones used for grinding cereal weren't overheating by putting their nose to the stone in order to smell any burning. The second is knife grinders sharpening blades bend over with their faces almost touching the grindstone.

    Grindstone

  • First Paper Money

    The first paper money was not actually paper, it was made of leather. it started in China during the Han Dynasty in 118 BC.

    Paper Money

  • Dragonflies

    Dragonflies are very adaptable. They can be found from sea level to the mountains and on every continent except Antarctica.

    Dragonfly

  • Largest Bell

    The Tsar Bell is a 6.14 meters / 20.1 feet tall with a diameter of 6.6 meters / 22 feet. You can find it on display at the Moscow Kremlin.

    Tsar Bell

  • Largest Model Railway

    Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany is the largest model railway in the world. The railway has 15,400 meters / 50,525 feet of track in HO scale.

    Model Railway

  • Oldest Helmet

    The oldest helmets were used by Assyrian soldiers in 900 BC. They were made of leather or bronze.

    Helmet

  • Most Active Volcano

    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is the most active volcano in the world.

    Kilauea

  • Largest Vulture

    It's a tie between the Andean condor and the California condor. Now that's a face only a mother could love.

    Condor