Because you never know what trivial bit of information may ultimately prove to be vitally important.
Ok, for those of us with only a passing knowledge of All Things Cthulhu, what's the significance of the Permit Number on this one? (For example, I've got one of these "permits" for hunting terrorists in Texas, it's number is 91101, after the 9/11 attack in '01.)
You know, I hadn't even thought about any special significance of that number, but now that you ask and I look at it, it does have a special meaning. How about that?It's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday. August 20, 1890.