Useless Knowledge Recap
by AJ Silver
posted Jun 7 2013 4:52PM
Q: Why do old firehouses have circular staircases?
A: Firehouses have circular stairways because the engines were at a time pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor, and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Q: Who and when was the first ever camera invented?
A: The history of the camera is long and complex. Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre invented the first photographic device in 1836. George Eastman popularized photographic film in 1885. However, camera like devices appeared years earlier.
Q: Where in the Atlantic Ocean does fresh water exist for more than 100 miles?
A: The Amazon River enters the Atlantic with so much volume that fresh water exists more than a hundred miles from the mouth of the river.
Q: There are about 150 of these on top of Mt Everetts?
A: 150 Bodies
Q: Out of all US cities, this one has the most psychiatrists per capita.
A: Washington, DC