Ha ha, o yes indeed. There are some very important items there, such as
<meta content="A really important description of what the page is about" name="description">
<meta content="key, words, about, this, page," name="keywords">
The title you see in search results is generally taken from the <title> element in the head, and the description beneath it from the meta description. Keywords can also help search engines determine the nature of your content, thought I gather Google is not so interested in them these days.