I don't know if this comes from the "WTF?", "So What", or "Who Gives a S**t" department ....
Scientists have discovered the most uninhabited spot on Earth. It is a part of the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific. Ships drilling core samples have shown that the sediment from that area has fewer microbes than anywhere else known on our planet.
How much money was wasted finding this out? The scientists who ran this 'great adventure' are from the University of Rhode Island. Guess what - your tax dollars may very well have paid for this.