Useless Information

Did you ever think you had something in common with a cow? Well, it’s true… Just as no two people have identical fingerprints, no two cows have identical nose prints.

Riding in to work this morning, the kid in the car in front of mine was having tons of fun sticking his toungue out at me. I must admit, I thought it was pretty funny too. When you’re a child, it doesn’t take much to amuse you. One animal will never experience that same joy… […]

I must admit, I was a bit of a history nerd growing up. I absolutely love U.S. History, and U.S. Presidential history has always been exciting to me. I bet you didn’t know… Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. President buried in Washington DC proper.

Yesterday, I shared unusual pizza info with you about the country of Brazil. Well, if that didn’t make you start looking at pizza differently, maybe this will… The most popular pizza topping in Japan is squid.

Americans love pizza. Americans also love to experiment with some pretty weird and exotic pizza toppings. Even though I’ve heard a lot of creative choices for pizza toppings, I was shocked to learn… The most popular pizza topping in Brazil is green peas.

How often do you pay for things with cash? Apparently, some bills are used more than others, and that has had an effect on production… In 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department didn’t print any $10 bills for the first time in 30 years.

I enjoy ending my day with a soothing, hot cup of tea. Perhaps, my mother had something to do with my love of tea, since I remember that she was always steeping a cup when I was growing up. I bet you didn’t know… Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as […]

Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Even though, some of the best pizza I’ve ever eaten was in Italy… Americans eat half of the world’s pizza.

I must admit, I am a bit of a speed demon. I love to drive fast and my mom says I have a lead foot. I don’t think I would’ve been happy driving a car before the 1900s… The speed limit in New York City was 8 miles per hour in 1895.

Almost everything is now done by some form of computer. Telephones, music devices, even payments for groceries, have been taken over by computer operating systems. Although computers are the new standard, I still always keep a pen handy to jot things down… The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.

When people describe smells, you often hear the words “good” or “bad.” Have you ever thought about a more tangible way to describe smell? The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.

Most people don’t like bugs or insects. However, I like to think bugs and insects are just misunderstood creatures. For example, a queen bee has a remarkable ability… A queen bee can lay between 800 – 1500 eggs per day.