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    I also know every line to Father of the Bride,

    The Emperors New Groove and The first Harry Potter movie.
    loneheart29 loneheart29 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2015

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    Is knowledge ever really useless?

    Granted, knowledge without application does seem a tad useless. But the puzzling thing is that knowledge is only ever useful when remembered or used .. the concept of 'useless knowledge' is in the forgetting and lack of usage, but it still remains valuable. But what is useless...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    the behavior of two

    or more individuals in the same company will differ according to how they process information,personality is not genetic it's deciphering of ....observation.............your only as good as what you make sense of
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    The oldest written insult is Egyptian,

    it basically translates as "come here you fûckér"
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    If you shave all the hair off a lion

    and a tiger, you can tell which is which because the tiger's skin is stripy too. I learned that from QI, the fountain of useless knowledge.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 14 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    The reason Scotch was invented in Scotland,

    is because if it were Japanese it would be called Saki and then you couldn't drink it with water.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    If Fidel Castro had succeeded in his pitching

    tryout with the Washington Senators the might have been spared the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    The action of yelling "Geronimo"

    when falling originates from the 1940s when military men were testing parachuting from planes. One man claimed he wasn't scared and to prove it he said he would yell "Geronimo" when jumping "as loud as hell" so that the other men would know it was him who jumped
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    DutchieVera DutchieVera 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    The reason it's called Shampoo,

    is because no one will wash their hair with real Poo.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    Mostly about 80's Pop Culture

    but I always do well when watching Jeopardy or playing other various trivia games as well.
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    Yess! And still like to learn another useless

    knowledge! Also useless knowledge is good at being useless:)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    The only one in ZZ TOP,

    without a beard is named Frank Beard.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Did you know .... the daughter of Ferdinand

    and Isabella was Catherine of Aragon? First wife of Henry VIII?
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    i want to write a book.

    not a novel or autobiography, but one about stories and interesting things 'ive experienced as well as random thoughts.
    xkmb xkmb 56-60 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    Benjamin Franklin had 3 kids- Sarah,

    Francis, and William. William was actually the person that flew the kite in Franklin's famous kite experiment. William was also the last royal governor of New Jersey and got into a majpr foght with his father and stopped speaking to each other. Francis was 3 years old when he...
    stormy24601 stormy24601 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    If politicians really want us to remember

    historical documents, they should come up with better names. Instead of Treaty of Versailles it should be: Germany gets *** handed to them for causing a war 1919. Instead of Gadsden Purchase: Bill of sale for Arizona and New Mexico 1853 (We didn't buy Gadsden!) Instead of...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    I believe that Albert Einstein signed the patent

    for triangular chocolate that we now know as Toblerone
    josbayliss josbayliss 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    If you watch a movie

    and you see an actor or actress you recognize but you don't know their name or what movie you know them from... then I will be the one to tell you "hey that guy was in this movie!" but I never remember the name of the actor....
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2015

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    i've been spending the last 10 years of my life

    learning about history, science, and grammar that will not matter or apply to my future.
    thoroughlysorry thoroughlysorry 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    My friend says that the most fascinating thing

    about me is how much crap I can fit into my brain. She truly admires my ability of embodying a huge amount of useless information in my brain
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13, 2015

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    I have shitloads of just random trivia

    that makes my family just go "******* it, why don't you apply that knowledge to maths or geography?".
    machohorse machohorse 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    My knowledge is mainly history

    and books, which isn't very useful because not many care about history any more and not many I know enjoy reading
    LivingBetweenRaindrops LivingBetweenRaindrops 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Edison's light bulb Pabst Blue Ribbon Ferris

    wheel All introduced at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Pabst won the first place for beer and took that as its name. And there was a serial killer within walking distance of the fair. Police knew but didn't want the negative publicity so they didn't tell the press.
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    The original lyrics (1975) to Bette Davis Eyes

    were "... she knows just how to make a crow blush" which is a mid-western colloquialism. When Kim Carnes famously covered it in 1981, the lyric was changed to "... she knows just how to make a pro blush". It's debated whether it was intentional because the saying was so...
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    On the day of the Kennedy assassination,

    authors C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley also died.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    When bees mate, the males genitals explode

    and snap off into the queen.
    sighselly sighselly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    I like random stuff head full of knowledge

    and yet I can't even work out a Rubik's cube lol
    Rakiea Rakiea 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2015

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    If there are more than one queen in a new ant

    colony, the ants will start killing their queens until only one remains. They spit acid on the queens and bite them, and it usually takes days for the queens to die, but it's likely they just die of thirst before anything else. Sometimes the ants will accidentally kill all their...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    Methane can burn your eyes.

    That's what's causing it whenever someone farts.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    ### this is a Octothorp ###.

    ... NOT A HASH TAG!!
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    A cockroach can survive

    for few days after you've cut off his head. It dies not because of the head amputation but because of hunger. That sort of knowledge can't win you a good job!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    David Bowie's real name is David Jones.

    He adopted the last name Bowie because he wanted to avoid confusion with Monkey's lead singer Davey Jones.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    If you climb to the top of the James Garfield

    Monument in Cleveland, on a clear day you can see for miles.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    While it is inconclusive

    as to whether carrots improve your eyesight, they are still number one in the relief of deep RECTAL itch.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 7

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    But it's not useless.

    Who knows? Maybe someday, something will happen that requires knowledge of every country capitol in the world. Maybe I'll need to know the 35th digit of pi for some reason in the future. None of it's really useless...Okay, maybe a little
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

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    Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia were the

    original invitees of the Lincoln's to Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I think that knowledge is never useless,

    it can always be used for something. The more knowledgeable you are, the more power to you in life. :)
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 6, 2015

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    If I could galvanise all my bits of knowledge

    together maybe I would become a millionaire. But on my search to acquire knowledge I got turned off by money :-/ Doh
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 13, 2015

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    I can remember all kinds of random stuff

    that I don't need really easily but can I remember where I left my lighter? Can I fück Thank you brain, you asshoIe
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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