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Useless Information Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:15 am
by Anthroguy101
This is the thread where we find stuff on the Internet that you will probably never need in real life.

Who wants to learn some flag semaphore?

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:39 am
by Coatl_Ruu
I wholeheartedly support this thread. :3

Here's a radiation dosage chart. Apparently, eating a banana gives you a .1 micro-Seivert dose.

Now we know!

And knowing is half the battle.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:40 pm
by Wanderer
Elephants cannot jump

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:44 pm
by Seth
Dogs can't look up

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 pm
by The Grey Wolverine
Through all my injuries over the years, major burns, infections, deep lacerations ect. I have never been a patient in a hospital.
Regardless of relative speed nothing can actually be in front of a wave of light.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:47 pm
by Sleet
Seth wrote:Dogs can't look up
They totally can!

That was a plot point in Shaun of the Dead I think.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:48 pm
by The Grey Wolverine
Yes it as, and what a useful and meaningful subplot it was.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:50 pm
by Seth
Sleet wrote:
Seth wrote:Dogs can't look up
They totally can!

That was a plot point in Shaun of the Dead I think.

Yeah it was.
It's my favorite bit from that movie actually

and they totally can't!

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:50 pm
by Wanderer
They can when they lie on their backs!

It is impossible to determine the exact position or velocity of a particle in space.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:14 pm
by Sleet
I'd say the Heisenberg uncertainty principle is far from useless.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:16 pm
by FlintTheSquirrel
Seth wrote:Dogs can't look up
Me thinks you need to meet a dog some day. They look up at people all the time, they are quite professional at it.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:08 am
by Seth
Unlit camel cigarettes smell vaugely of fig newtons

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:45 am
by kurowolfe
Mickey Mouse was once banned in Romania in the year 1935 for fears that the children might be spooked by a 10-foot mouse on the cinema screen.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:53 am
by Sleet
Well I'll be. Furries freaked people out then too!

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:29 am
by Leafolawl
If you ever fight a bear, you can strike it's nose, and 50% of the time, it will leave you alone. :U

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:44 am
by Kyderra
The powerpuff girls where first called "The Whoop*** Girls"
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Is the same voice actor as:
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Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:18 pm
by RandomGeekNamedBrent
well, for Wolverine you have to specify which series, seeing as there were a few before he started.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:16 pm
by Wolfy
I will refrain from posting approximatly 99% of all mathematical equations on this thread. just know that it is undeniably true

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:18 am
by Wanderer
Mathematical equations are not useless!
Mathematics is a very helpful tool that can be used to describe naturally arising phenomena, quantity, structure, shape, change, and relationships.What constitutes the notion of useless anyway? Mathematical equations are simply there to state the relationship of two expressions. There is also an infinite amount of mathematical equations, so you could not possibly write all the useless ones here anyway. Because mathematical equations can be created indiscriminately, there will be infinite numbers of useless mathematical equations and infinite numbers of useful mathematical equations depending on your definition of useless.

I have an inkling that someone will come here and attempt to disprove this completely...

The uncertainty principle is not really something that everyone has to know. Although it is extremely important in quantum mechanics, most people do not really need to know much about quantum mechanics. Or maybe it is useful and we will need to use it everyday from now on...

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:37 am
by kurowolfe
Kyderra wrote:The powerpuff girls where first called "The Whoop*** Girls"
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also :

This
*Guilmon*

Is the same voice actor as:
*A whole lot of other characters*
I was confused at first when I first saw this, but apparently you're talking about the English voice actor. XD
I've only watched Digimon with English subs, so I never knew.

Anyway, the Japanese seiyuu (voice actor) for Guilmon is the same as Son Goku from Dragon Ball, and is a 75-years-old woman named Masako Nozawa.

Also, any piece of string or pliable, thin and slender thing like rope or earphone cable, that is longer than 46cm will always get tangled if left on its own in a container (like a bag, your pocket etc)

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:35 am
by Tattorack
In France the Disny Pixar movie "The Incredables" is called "The Indistructables" (Les Indistructables), dispite the fact that the French word for incredable (incroyable) is actually better!

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:01 am
by Seth
Wolfy wrote:I will refrain from posting approximatly 99% of all mathematical equations on this thread. just know that it is undeniably true
I concur with the above statement
Math equations are indeed useless to the majority of the populace.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:55 am
by Sleet
Depends what you mean by math equations. Math equations in general are useful to 100% of the population.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:17 am
by Dissension
String Theory. The End.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:31 am
by KJOokami
Phospholipids are kinky.

...

Full of kinks. Yep. What did you think I meant?

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:53 am
by Wanderer
Sleet wrote:Depends what you mean by math equations. Math equations in general are useful to 100% of the population.
This↑
The only useless equations are ones that will never be true. For example: x=x+1 . No value of x can satisfy this equation, it can lead to a fallacy of 0=1.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
The only planet without a ring is Earth.
Starfishes have no brains.
Turtles can breath through their butts.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:48 pm
by Seth
Dissension wrote:String Theory. The End.
*chuckle*

Wanderer wrote:
Sleet wrote:Depends what you mean by math equations. Math equations in general are useful to 100% of the population.
This↑
The only useless equations are ones that will never be true. For example: x=x+1 . No value of x can satisfy this equation, it can lead to a fallacy of 0=1.
I don't understand them
thus they are magic
because they are magic and I am not a wizard they are useless to me

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:46 pm
by Sleet
Does this mean I'm a wizard?

Yes! *points his/her science wand at you* QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM!

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Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:07 pm
by Seth
Congratualtions on becoming a wizard and a global mod in the same week!

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:39 pm
by 44R0NM10
War never Changes

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:52 pm
by Wanderer
"Here, look at this Metal Gear Solid 4 skit we did last week."
"War has changed"
"And now look at this Fallout 3 skit we did yesterday."
"War never changes"
"See? They all think they're making poignant philosophical statements but really they're just filled with overly poetic, shallow, interchangeable garbage."

Sorry I couldn't help it :p

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:06 pm
by 44R0NM10
Wanderer wrote:"Here, look at this Metal Gear Solid 4 skit we did last week."
"War has changed"
"And now look at this Fallout 3 skit we did yesterday."
"War never changes"
"See? They all think they're making poignant philosophical statements but really they're just filled with overly poetic, shallow, interchangeable garbage."

Sorry I couldn't help it :p
"War...War never changes...or does it? The war has changed...did it? The answer is no....unless it is yes. No! Of course it is! Is war. Yes! No...yes?" - Duty Calls

I love it, either way :P

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:03 am
by Tattorack
JGL beats Chuck Norris by infinity.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:00 am
by Penwrite
In most circles, 60,000 words is the minimum requirement for a work to be considered a novel.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:28 pm
by RandomGeekNamedBrent
not NaNoWriMo. that's 50,000 word novels.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:55 pm
by kurowolfe
That's a lot of words to type.

It has been scientifically proven that dogs can experience basic jealousy towards others in their species.
Although dogs seem to be really popular as a pet, there is a higher number of pet owners who has a cat in the United States.
(can't remember where I read this from, a scientific journal I think)

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:21 pm
by Sparky
Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.

Most toilets flush in E flat.

A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.

Table salt is the only commodity that hasn’t risen dramatically in price in the last 150 years.

Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:19 am
by Wanderer
Useful/useless information:

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
There are 293 ways to make change for a US dollar.

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:12 am
by Sleet
Wanderer wrote:Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
Necco wafers?

Re: Useless Information Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:27 am
by Seth
Hardtack?