Useless Knowledge Recap
by Aj Silver
posted Mar 1 2013 4:09PM
Q: What is the main purpose of the Platypus’ tail?
A: To store 50% of its body fat. This provides the platypus with an energy reserve in case of a food shortage.
Q: Why do we say our computer “Has a Bug”
A: In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper found a glitch in her computer. After investigating, she discovered the system had a bug - a real one. Turns out a moth made its way into Hopper's computer. Though the word bug has meant fault or defect since as far back as the 1870's, Hopper's story is credited with making it the synonym of choice in the computer industry.
Winner: Sean King
Q: Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from what?
A: “Navel”, which is Levan spelled backwards. It was named this because it’s in the center of Utah, much like your navel is in the center of you.
Q: India is responsible for 65% of the worlds what?
A: Mango crop
Q: New York was briefly this from 1789 to 1790?
A: U.S. Capitol