A few days ago, I read in a newspaper that Tay Pin Hui said he is like an encyclopedia of useless information because he watch alot of national geographic channel and read lots of stuff.
I think I am something like this too. I like to read and find out lots of things which are simply useless in my life. The only reason for find such information is just to satisfy my curiosity. Hahaha.
Like previously I was reading about Northern Lights, then I read about evolution, about insects, which really doesn't benefit me in anyway but I just enjoy it. There are alot of stuff in this world which I want to know but I don't really have time to go find out everything. Like plutoids (a new term for planets), the life of stars, Darwin's theory etc.
Sometime ago, I read about Monty Hall's problem in a book, A curious incident of the dog in the night.
You are in a game show and there are 3 doors in front of you, 1 with a car behind and 2 with goats behind. The host asked you to choose a door and you chose Door 1. The host, knowing what were behind those doors, opened door 3, which revealed a goat, and ask you to choose again. Do you change your decision?
Most people will think that there is a 50-50 chance of getting the car, however, the truth is if you switch door, you will get have double the chances of getting the car which is 66%, up from the previous 33% at first. There is a theory behind it but it's too long to type. If you want to read about it, you can look for 'Monty Hall Problem' in wikipedia.
I tried out the theory with poker cards and by switching the cards, I managed to get 8 out of 10 cards right! And without switching cards, I got 8 out of 10 cards wrong! Amazing right?
It's actually all statistics and probability. Nice information but useless in life. :P