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Listen, laugh & learn: this is the premise of The Totally Useless Information podcast, created by Nick Maiorano and Roy Locascio. The two hosts scour the internet every week and bob and weave their way through the morass of fake facts in search of real – but totally useless – information that you thought you’d never need to know. The information can get so wildly ridiculous and intriguing that it has attracted audiences in more than 60 countries which have been tuning in and coming back agai ...
 
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This week on the show – How are Michael Jackson’s red jacket in Thriller and Indiana Jones’s hat in The Raiders of the Lost Arc related? Why has a company in Singapore used urine to make beer? And, did gladiatrices really exist? Listen, laugh and learn with Nick & Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
Just what happens when your airplane crashes high up in the Himalayan mountains and there is no chance that anyone will ever find you? This happened to pilots Joe Rosbert and Ridge Hammell during World War II as they attempted to pilot a cargo plane over “The Hump.” It’s an amazing story of perseverance, survival, and a lot of luck. Learn more abou…
 
This week Nick and Roy speak to world famous Australian-Italian comedian, Joe Avati. He shares some hilarious Italian customs. Plus, Nick and Roy explore geography, and explore some quirky inventions. Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
This week on the show - Does your tongue gain weight? Can pistachios go boom? And, why do people who sleep on their stomachs have more sexual dreams than those who don’t? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Send us a voice message at www.nickandroy.com.
 
This week- Which is faster: the blink of an eye or the deployment of an air bag? Where did the word etcetera come from? Can you hold your nose and hum at the same time? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Send us a voice message at www.nickandroy.com
 
In this episode: The United States once banned the sale of sliced bread, the State of Oregon attempted to ban popcorn in movie theaters, women were using fly swatters to swat away their excess pounds, and much more! Matt Breen of The Explorers Podcast cohosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This week on the show – Which Pope worked as a nightclub bouncer? How many times does the average baseball pitch rotate before reaching home plate? And, do spider webs have healing properties? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
We’re shaking things up today and sharing a preview from Car Show!, a new podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries. Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman tells the stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. In this episode, …
 
How did Climax, a small village in Saskatchewan, get its name? Is there such a thing as a Museum of Failure? And what was the first American film to show a toilet on the big screen? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick & Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
In 1915, American industrialist Henry Ford announced that he was willing to use his entire fortune to bring an end to World War I. So, he chartered a ship to take many of the prominent peace activists of the day to Europe and convene a peace conference to mediate an end to the European War. So, hop aboard the Peace Ship! Learn more about your ad ch…
 
This week on the show- How do lobsters communicate? What iconic company created a men’s cologne that no one would buy because it smelled so bad? Where did they use cabbage to cure baldness? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
This week on the show- what classical guitar composition inspired the iconic Nokia ring tone? Does listening to jazz make you smarter? Why is a defective car called a "lemon"? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
This week - Who holds the world record for removing and replacing a car engine? Is it better to squat or sit? The answer may change your life! Author Ronald Blumer explains. And, what is a “lederhosen heist”? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy.
 
In this episode: A woman dumps her fiancé at the altar to marry the minister, a jealous husband who used rattlesnakes to keep men away from his wife, the unlikely suspects in a case of truck tire sabotage, and much more! Retrosponsor: Kraft Mayonnaise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This week on the show- Why did the ancient Greeks feed their Olympic athletes cheesecake? Did Shakespeare create the “your momma” jokes? Why do we say ouch when we get hurt? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
It’s hard to believe, but when the first words were spoken on radio, it was dismissed as a novelty. It seems as if everyone thought that Morse code was the future. Nearly everyone except for Reginald Fessenden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesRecorded History Network
 
This Week- what problems did the invention of the revolving door solve? Who invented the “French cuff”? (hint: it wasn’t the French). What was the first toy ever advertised on television? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
On this week's show - What country is named after a tree? If a Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant, will it digest a hamburger? What do 45% of drivers admit to doing while driving? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
In 1953, paperboy Jimmy Bozart was counting his newspaper subscription money. He dropped the coins and one nickel split open, revealing a piece of microfilm. This led to the arrest of a high-ranking Soviet spy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesRecorded History Network
 
This week- What do Frank Sinatra and Scooby-Doo have in common? When did men stop wearing nightdresses? Can a pencil-width strand of spider silk stop a Boeing 747? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
In this episode: A live baby is auctioned off, a carnival knife thrower accidentally hits his human target, a West Virginian dog warden with an unusual approach to keeping thieves out of the pound, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesRecorded History Network
 
This week- Who holds the world record for drinking a bottle of ketchup? Why is peach fuzz important? Do champagne corks really fly out of the bottles at Mach 2? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
In 1936, superstar Eddie Cantor asked his radio listeners to write an essay describing how the United States could avoid war. The prize was a full college scholarship. With no set rules, something was certain to go wrong. And something did go very wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This week- Nick & Roy welcome special guest, tech and games expert, Marc Saltzman. What iconic video games from the 1980s were button-free? What’s the name of the guy in jail on the Monopoly gameboard? Who sparked a fad with his “Antsy Pants” underwear? Listen, laugh and learn with Nick & Roy. Friend Marc: facebook.com/marc.saltzman Follow Marc: tw…
 
In this episode: A man falls out of a window and is saved by a flagpole, seven tonsillectomies done in an assembly line fashion, the last cigarette commercial on US network television, a baby born in a well, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This week- How many calories can you burn by laughing 10-15 minutes a day? How many miles can you drive after your gas gauge displays “E”? Why does a lemon always float to the top of your glass? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick & Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
This week - Nick & Roy explore a new topic on money and finances. Is Canadian currency edible? How much does it cost to produce a U.S. penny? You'll be surprised to find out! Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick & Roy. Email us at www.nickandroy.com
 
Edna Kirby spent more than a decade in Hollywood appearing in silent movies for Paramount Studios. While she never became a movie star, Edna drew large crowds in nearly every town that she visited. That’s because Edna Kirby lived in a glass house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
In this episode, my wife Mary Jane joins me to review the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard." Directed by Billy Wilder, this movie tells the story of a struggling screenwriter who gets into a dangerous relationship with a faded Hollywood actress who dreams of a big comeback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Things can get a little crazy behind the scenes at Totally Useless Information. So, this New Year’s Eve Special features never-before-heard bloopers, pronunciation blunders, and the top 10 laugh-out-loud useless news items from around the world. Thanks for continuing to listen, laugh & learn, Everyone! Happy New Year! Nick and Roy.…
 
Welcome to Nick & Roy's Totally Useless Christmas Party. Special guests include Richard Crouse of "Pop Life" and Last Call with Richard Crouse Podcasts", He shares useless pop life information and also reveals the origins of some Christmas drinks. Lianne Phillipson of "Eat This" Podcast shares useless food traditions from years past. IHeart radio's…
 
This week - Where did the idea of putting a pom-pom on a toque come from? What exactly happens to those coins tossed into the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome? And, who invented the swivel chair? Listen, laugh and learn with Nick and Roy. Remember to listen to Nick and Roy’s Totally Useless Christmas Party on Christmas Day!…
 
Christmas episode! A reindeer that bit a boy’s finger, a lawsuit over the world’s largest Christmas stocking, an absent-minded Santa Claus, a Santa caught with his pants down, the first Christmas film ever made, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dole Pineapple Juice and Gems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This week – What are the cockles of your heart? Can brass really sterilize itself in eight hours? And special guest and music publicist, Eric Alper talks about the most expensive single ever produced. Listen, laugh and learn with Nick and Roy.
 
Tom McGee wanted nothing more for Christmas than to be able to spend time caring for his hogs. The only catch was that he needed to commit a crime and hope that a judge would sentence him to time on one of Georgia’s infamous chain gangs. A true story that took place in Atlanta from 1928 through 1930. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc…
 
This week, why did Babe Ruth wear a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap? Have you ever played the game of Yukigassen during the winter? And, special guest Dan Riskin explores the incredible mating rituals and reproductive habits of animals. Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick & Roy.
 
This week: What are the five things we don’t find on cars anymore? Special guest Richard Crouse has the answers. Then, why did the rock group Van Halen ban brown M&Ms in their dressing room? And did you know that Cookie Monster had a first name? Listen, laugh, and learn with Nick and Roy.
 
In this episode: A proud father who kidnapped his newborn daughter, a mother jailed for cooking a woodpecker, Einstein gives a student incorrect math advice, a snake that joined a woman in the bathtub, a filmstrip projector demonstrated for the first time, and much more! Retrosponsor: Log Cabin Syrup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast…
 
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