March 16, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Falkensee, Germany - Lochmann New Media GmbH is pleased to announce the newest edition of their popular Unnecessary Knowledge app for iPhone and iPad. All one-cent coins combined are worth 157 million Dollars. Rope climbing was an Olympic event for the last time in 1932. Soybeans are from the botanical perspective peas. On a yearly basis more Monopoly money is being printed worldwide than real money. 32 years are the equivalent of 1 billion seconds.
Facts like these are not being taught in school and they do not appear in relevant books. On the internet they can be found under the heading "Unnecessary Knowledge". However, they are extremely popular because they answer questions that previously no one has asked, because they are fun and because they are perfect for making small-talk at any party.
In a nutshell:
* New Update: Unnecessary Knowledge 1.6
* App for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* More than one million downloads so far
* NEW: now more than 2,000 crazy facts
* All facts researched by the editors
* All facts divided into 18 categories
* Personal favorites list
* Price: free app featuring advertising, otherwise $ 0.99
The editorial staff of the Benjamin Lochmann New Media GmbH has invested more than one month to research innumerable facts and check them for their accuracy. A lot of "unnecessary knowledge" has been added to the current version. The app contains more than 2,000 pieces of information and is able to convey those facts in German, English, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish (in some languages not all the information is available - yet)
More than one million users have taken the opportunity to become a little smarter, by getting familiar with the content of the app. Right after the app is being started, the first unnecessary fact will be displayed on the screen. With each finger tap another interesting fact follows. For example:
* There is a town in Texas called Fisher, just like all its residents
* 98% of the atoms in the human body are being replaced within a year
* On a clear night the human eye can detect a match that's being lit from 50 miles away
* On a yearly basis more people die from champagne corks than poisonous spiders
* Up until the 50's the English tried to punish suicide with the death penalty
* It is illegal in Alabama to attend church with a fake mustache, if the beard looks funny
* You can not block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook
* The first Italian to swim 100m freestyle in less than a minute was Bud Spencer
* A Russian woman has given birth to 69 children (16 twins, 7 triplets, 4 quadruplets)
Benjamin Lochmann, managing director of the responsible Benjamin Lochmann New Media GmbH, that has already developed more than 80 apps: "The user can choose to have the facts displayed by category. There are 18 categories, such as "Records", "Law" or "Celebrities". The best facts may be saved in a personal favorites list."
Pricing and Availability:
"Unnecessary Knowledge": iPhone-App available with and without advertising. "Unnecessary Knowledge" 1.6 (7.3 MB). The app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is available in the iTunes AppStore under the category "Education". It is priced at $0.99. Alternatively, the app "Unnecessary Knowledge Free" is available. It offers the same content free of charge and is self-financed through advertising impressions.
Benjamin Lochman is the CEO of Lochmann New Media GmbH, based in Nuremberg, Germany. "Unnecessary Knowledge" is their most popular app with over 1 million downloads, but there are more than 80 other apps worth to take a look at. Copyright (C) 2012 Lochmann New Media GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.