Useless information thread

#1
In my boredom i decided to create this thread, in which I will post 1 or 2 pieces of useless information a day, until I can't be bothered doing it anymore. I encourage people to contribute if they want to.

1st piece of information: Carrots used to come in a variety of colours, mostly purple. Dutch farmers decided to just use the orange ones to confirm with the country's flag.

2nd: At birth, a Panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
 
#7
I would like to post here the useless information that this thread is for sure going to be high-jacked,flame-wared and in the end deleted.:)
 

ananda

Professional
#9
if i may be forgiven for asking a useful question: andres, your generous sig talks of a training racquet. Could you elaborate ?
Once while reading reviews outside this forum, i read of a guy who had a K90 and a K95 and said he used one for training and one for tournaments.

Is there some standard practice of using a heavy rack for training, and a lighter one for comp. I understand that racks have different feels, and balances etc. So why the training rack ?
 
#11
Lack uselessly being useless in this useless thread.

If you get one leach, lets call it 'leach A' and put it into a maze with a random drop of blood in the maze somewhere, the leach will eventually find it through trial and error.

Now, if you get another leach, lets call it 'leach b' and then make it consume leach A, and then proceed to place it in the same spot of the maze, and then also place a of drop of blood in the same place in the maze, it shall find it without any errors.
 

ananda

Professional
#12
Define Useless. For whom ?
What if you post something you think is useless, but its useful to me ? THEN WHAT HAPPENS ?????

e.g. the previous post on leeches (NOT LEACHES) was v useful to me since i do research on leeches and their learning abilities.

Similarly, i do crosswords frequently. So andres' post about Franklin will stand me in good stead on that day when I require that 8 letter word that is an anagram of nilkarf.

This thread will also help me in understanding the meanderings of the human mind in times of extreme boredom, so the entire thread is useful.

So what do we do now?
 
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topspin_17

Guest
#13
donald duck was banned in finland for not wearing pants...

racecar spelt backwards is racecar...

the declaration of independence was written on hemp paper...

camels have three eyelids...

slugs have 4 noses...

there are no clocks in las vegas gambling casinos...

coconuts kill more people than sharks each year...

the average raindrop falls at about 7 mph...

the original name for a butterfly was a flutterby...

chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying...

the guinness book of records holds the record for being the book that is stolen most often from public libraries...

a snail can sleep for 3 years...

in every episode of seinfeld there is a picture of superman or a reference to superman...

an american urologist bought napoleon's penis for $40,000...

winston churchill was born in a ladie's room during a dance...

all polar bears are left-handed...

a pregnant goldfish is called a twit...

if you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white...

cats' urine glows under a black light...

the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue...

for every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.

(courtesy of http://www.singlegrain.com/blog/301-useless-facts/)
 
#14
the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue...

(courtesy of http://www.singlegrain.com/blog/301-useless-facts/)
heh,well at least this one is definitely wrong.
At least if you don't mean it metaphorically.:) The strongest muscle is either the masseter (jaw muscle) or the gluteus maximus(butt muscle) In analogy with their size you can say also that the eye muscles are the strongest and to the quantity of the work then it's the heart.But definitely not the tongue.:p
 
#15
You cannot enable AH with IPsec on a network that uses NAT.

Da Vinci, Picasso, Einstein, Michaelangelo, Aristotle and Jack The Ripper are all left-handed.

ShooterMcMarco is left handed, but plays tennis with his right hand.

IPv6 doesn't allow the fragmentation of packets.

A 2000mm waterproof jacket means that it is water resistant up to the equivalent of 76 inches of nonstop rainfall on it.
 
#16
if i may be forgiven for asking a useful question: andres, your generous sig talks of a training racquet. Could you elaborate ?
Once while reading reviews outside this forum, i read of a guy who had a K90 and a K95 and said he used one for training and one for tournaments.

Is there some standard practice of using a heavy rack for training, and a lighter one for comp. I understand that racks have different feels, and balances etc. So why the training rack ?
The training racquet is a wooden racquet. I use for specific reasons, only. I have my normal training sessions with my regular racquets, but I use the woody for some volleying drills, and specially, sweetspot drills. And getting used to an almost 19 oz racquets helps you improving your swingspeed when you go back to the normal frame.

Once you mastered hitting the sweetspot with a 68 sq. inches racquet, moving to a 95 sq. inches one is a piece of cake.

The woodie doesn't provide me enough pop, nor control, nor spin to use it in real tournaments. It's more like a DRILL and SKILLS help. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
#47
I forgot abou yesterdays so here is 4 new facts:

Average pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 english words

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur

The average human body contains enough iron to make a 3 inch nail

A normal rain drop falls at about 7 miles per hour
 

ananda

Professional
#48
Speaking of Harry Potter, another piece of useless information is that Dumbledore is gay.
I keep saying this, you guys keep posting USEFUL information!

Now that effete chap who wrote Magical Me would have found this very useful. yes ... gilderoy lockhart.

Also, Tom Voldemort would have also destroyed Dumbledore if he knew this.
 
#50
Lack uselessly being useless in this useless thread.

If you get one leach, lets call it 'leach A' and put it into a maze with a random drop of blood in the maze somewhere, the leach will eventually find it through trial and error.

Now, if you get another leach, lets call it 'leach b' and then make it consume leach A, and then proceed to place it in the same spot of the maze, and then also place a of drop of blood in the same place in the maze, it shall find it without any errors.
Is this true? This is SO cool! Definitely not useless info for me.
 
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