How's your general knowledgeabless? We're just looking for an overall self assessment. It's always hard to tell from the outside. If your like most people, it's probably pretty solid, but who couldn't use an upgrade? A reboot? A little bit of a…oh we don't know, just something to top off the old gray matter.

We thought we'd help you out with more than a dozen bits of trivia, random factoids, knowledge bombs and wisdom morsels for your noggin. 

For example, NASA only uses the first fifteen digits of PI to aid in their inter planetary navigation. Frankly, it's no wonder we haven't made first contact with intelligent life yet. Did you know that in the 40's self heating cans of soup were all the rage? What the heck happened to those?

As they say -- the more you know ... Well, they don't say what happens, but presumably it's pretty good. In that spirit, here are more bits of knowledge to add to your pile:

In the '40s, you could get a self-heating can of soup, and they were popular. Campbell's CONDENSED PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION er 1900 . 90 ARES Tomato MADE NET SOUP NE 1 Ж He ж EST They were great for soldiers on the front lines, and in fact they were developed for soldiers by Heinz and ICI. CRACKED.COM


The James Webb Space Telescope led to advances in ophthalmology. NASA Gradard The work that went into developing the telescope optics led to a company being spun off that focuses on mapping the eye and diagnosing eye conditions. CRACKED.COM


In India, they cultivate approximately 6,000 varieties of rice. Which might not be all that surprising when you consider that about 50% of India's billion-plus people depend on it. CRACKED.COM


The cache of emails that led to Enron's downfall became surprisingly useful. ENRON These emails became a dataset that was used to train tools like Siri and Gmail's Smart Compose. It was also used for research into gender bias, machine learning, and email filtering. CRACKED.COM


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