Some of you might remember the Twitter account WTF Facts from Bored Panda's earlier post but if you aren't familiar with it yet, all you need to know is that it shares weird but interesting trivia.

From celebrity life and movies to archeological finds and history, WTF Facts covers a wide range of themes, and reassures its 130K followers that all of the information which appears on the account is fact-checked and verified.

It's been a while since our last publication about this fun online project, so we thought it's the perfect time to revisit it and help you replenish your thirst for knowledge. Enjoy!

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Cats are awesome!

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

and unfortunately trying to please everybody they often forget to take care of themselves.

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At first, you might not know what to do with this information. But I have two words for you: trivia night. As Jaya Saxena wrote in GQ, no one can claim to have invented "knowing random stuff for fun," but the trend gained a lot of traction in the 1970s. While the original Jeopardy! daytime game show premiered back in 1964, the nighttime syndicated version started airing a decade later, around the time when pub trivia began to take off.

Of course, pub quiz nights have evolved and a lot of that change has been organic, the first formalized version came about in 1976, when Sharon Burns and Tom Porter peddled quizzes to pubs in southern England.

At first, the idea was to give bars a way to get people inside on slow nights, but the concept of pub quiz turned into a cultural phenomenon. In the U.S., groups like Pub Trivia USA and America's Pub Quiz organize city- and state-wide competitions, often with serious cash prizes.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago (edited)

is it possible to find a better example of love and support ?? i don't think so

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

once again ... can we have a movie about them please ??

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Ray_gunn
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1 month ago

She's like the cat mom!

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"We don't want people to walk into a bar and feel like they can't contribute for a round," Cullen Shaw, co-founder of the NYC Trivia League, said. "If there's a really difficult 17th-century poetry question, maybe there's one person in the bar that knows that, but a sports question comes up after that and they let someone else answer. That's what's fun about team trivia."

But you don't even need a team to participate now. Hundreds of thousands of people log on every night to play HQ, and though the app can be glitchy at times, it hasn't stopped folks from trying to claim hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in prize money.

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Monkey Love
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1 month ago

I've worked with Denzel and he is such a wonderful person. Gracious. Kind. Stand up guy.

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Lovin' Life
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1 month ago

This dude was amazing

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 month ago

Karma at its best!

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But learning obscure facts isn't just fun. It's also good for our mental health. For example, experts say that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, but without the negative effects. 

"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning,” John Kounios, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in applied cognitive and brain sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, told Healthline. “I think whenever you’re challenged with a trivia question and you happen to know it, you get a rush. It’s sort of like gambling.”

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

national treasure !! prove me wrong if you dare

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

i know a lot of human beings like that but i won't give names

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Lee Macro
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1 month ago

I think he also got his hair shaved at the side with the same pattern as the kid's surgery scar

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

i am a huge fan !!! his documentaries are just amazing. watched life in colour recently. amazing show

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Kounios said the benefits can also be similar to those of playing a video game. However, unlike gambling and video games, Kounios said trivia is not a problematic habit.

"I don't think there are any pitfalls," he said. "Like anything else that’s fun, it [just] takes up time."

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Wise words

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

meals on wheels

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Bear Hall
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1 month ago

Did he go back to the golf course and blew up the gopher holes?

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Bear Hall
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1 month ago

A hidden talent discovered. Please don't waste it.

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Bear Hall
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1 month ago

That is so beautiful. Do you think our grandchildren would see it from those hills?

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

oh my !! that poor man went through hell !! i just can't even imagine

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Fred
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1 month ago

Well duh she’ll probably out live the bloody planet

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

Not trying to be a conspiracy theorist, but have you noticed how Dave Grohl and Nirvana's drummer look like identical twins?

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Vic
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1 month ago

He turned out to be an under-cover rock!!

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renee brack
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1 month ago

Wish I could sprout a coupla cobras to watch my back. Especially walking home at night.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago (edited)

aaaaand this shows how f###ed up the system is, right !?

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Trillian
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1 month ago

This can also happen with people you really like. My partner's chewing can drive me nuts.

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Otter
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1 month ago

Real life Helmet Hair!!!

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Lovin' Life
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1 month ago

That's awesome. And I thought I was doing well learning to tie a tie on YouTube

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Otter
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1 month ago

Of course if you work for Google, you'll see your spouse and kids maybe 2-3 times a year...

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Stephen Branley
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1 month ago

Imagine getting to the top and then dropping the bulb...

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Trillian
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1 month ago

This is for very skinny people only

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Otter
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1 month ago

That guy's agent knew his stuff!

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

gets you downvoted on boredpanda- nobody likes to hear about blind people getting a cheese grater for a present and then thinking it to be a violent story

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

when are we finally going to cancel influencers and social medias ?? i think it's time !!

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Vic
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1 month ago

I wonder where he was fitting his bit.. I'll see myself out..

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

He was doing his bit (Dark humour, refer to #25)

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renee brack
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1 month ago

What an adventure and accomplishment. Imagine who you'd be at the end? Where are my hiking boots...

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Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago (edited)

"If he dies, he dies."

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Stephen Branley
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1 month ago

If he's South Africa's most infamous robber, why does the police board say ""Fort Lauderdale"?

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

So, he's the original Nigerian prince :D

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

Not only was AK-47 sold abroad (in huge amounts), but several other communist countries started producing their own versions of the gun (which were also exported). That's how.

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Sigrid Johanesdóttir
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1 month ago

This is very unfair, football is a business not a sport

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