When you get right down to it, even the most important facts are useless at any particular point in time. Right now, for example, you don't need to know your address. Some occassion will likely occur, however, for which that information will be really useful, like when you order that special edition DVD set of the first season of Heroes from deepDiscount.com. Most facts are like that--only useful when you need them.
This, on the other hand, is a collection of facts so generally useless that not a one of them is ever likely to be of any direct use to you. Don't underestimate them however. Even useless facts are facts, and facts have a way of leading to other things. For example, the fact that the earth orbits the sun is, in any practical sense, useless information to the vast majority of the world's population in our everyday lives. You can't even use that knowledge, in any direct way, to order special edition DVD sets. However, understanding the fact that the earth orbits the sun helped humanity understand the apparent motions of the planets, seasonal changes on earth, and the laws of gravity. It also helped create science as we know it. Science, in turn, has given us the knowledge to make televisions and computers and DVDs of Heroes. So, even generally useless information might lead to something useful someday, and the more useless in everyday life a fact is, the more it might lead to.
Thus, I submit to you and posterity this collection of generally useless facts.
The menus to the left will take you to separate pages of generally useless facts, catagorized in a generally useless way.
All of these facts come from trusted sources or have been verified to the best of my ability and inclination. In other words, I didn't just take these off the internet. Still, these should not be used as the basis for any action on your part in your daily life, since that would constitute a violation of the useless character of these facts.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible, in general, for anything.
However, with regard to this collection of generally useless facts (hereafter, "GUF"), I disclaim any responsibility for any errors or omissions, and will not pay for any direct or incidental damages caused by these web pages or their contents, including damages to computers, servers, CAT-5 cable, hard drives, soft drives, thumb drives, forefinger drives, CD-ROMs, DVDs of Heroes, or the internet in general (although the internet could use a good kick in the pants once in while). Damage I won't pay for includes if you print the pages up and get a paper cut, by the way. For goodness's sake, don't do anything based on the information in these pages without consulting a physician, tax specialist, lawyer, clergyman, interior decorator, or trained professional bartender.
These pages are for entertainment value only, just like the horiscopes in your newspaper. However, instead of being vague generalities made up by a nameless copy writer this stuff is, to some limited extent, based on fact. I've got some standards--not particularly high ones, but standards just the same.
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