If we allow our curiosity to roam around freely, it can take us to interesting places, both in real life and online. Like the Instagram account 'Facts And Science.'

Just like the famous subreddit 'Today I Learned,' it doesn't limit itself to just one subject and revolves around a vast specter of themes, ranging from human behavior and popular culture to the animal kingdom and beyond.

Being huge fans of trivia, we at Bored Panda decided to go through the account and hand-pick our favorite posts. After all, if 381K people follow it, the content has to be worth it, right?

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blobby_grrl
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1 month ago (edited)

sounds a lot fairer

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Random Panda
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1 month ago

Um, that's a f****d up law. However I'm happy this little girl now has a loving father.

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Going through obscure facts isn't just temporary fun. Turns out, 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. 

Even if our trivia games differ, the benefits are there. Whether we're playing Trivial Pursuit at home or attending a pub trivia night, the basic premise remains the same: we experience the thrill of providing correct answers to questions about lesser-known facts.

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Dan
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1 month ago

This sounds like a great movie

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

Bad @ss babe!

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Olga Posedaru
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1 month ago

Proof that angels exist among us <3

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"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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Dan
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1 month ago

That's so smart

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Bella10
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1 month ago

I miss Freddie. What a shame the medical advancements we have now didn’t exist in the 90s

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Ara
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1 month ago

I’ve heard this several times, and I really hope it’s true. But I have never read of it on anything other that general knowledge posts. I have never seen any actual source material for it.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

he is right

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Kounios said the benefits can also be similar to those of playing a video game.

However, unlike gambling and even video games, Kounios said trivia is generally not a problematic habit.

“I don’t think there are any pitfalls,” he said. “Like anything else that’s fun, it takes up time.”

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

His little face just made my morning. I'm going to go squeeze my good puppy right this instant.

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

Love this book.

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Wilf
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1 month ago

Famously goes back a long way in the German military tradition- for officers at least- right back to the Austro-Prussian war in the 1860s when supposedly a Prussian officer defended himself from reprimand by arguing that he was simply "following orders". His commander, Prince Frederick Charles, reportedly replied: “His Majesty made you a Major because he believed you would know when not to obey his orders.”

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Olga Posedaru
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1 month ago

Only 3 years?!!? What the.....

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A librarian from California, Sarah Kishler, loves trivia games and enjoys attending a monthly pub trivia night in which a team of librarians participates.

"Learning facts so that I can get better at trivia is definitely a passion of mine," she told Healthline. "Getting a question right is definitely very satisfying to me."

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Babsevs
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1 month ago

Symbiosis..... Working together for the good of both species here... Nature is fabulous

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Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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1 month ago

Robin Williams was awesome.

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Pollywog
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1 month ago

That's very brave and genius. Especially under duress.

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Vinita Talaulikar
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1 month ago

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Justice served.

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Over the past decade or so, pub trivia nights that are popular in the United Kingdom appear to have grown in other parts of Europe and the United States.

Enthusiasts like Kishler enjoy getting to interact with people at these events, especially compared to electronic trivia games.

She has learned that doing well at these social trivia games gives her "a feeling of validation" and increases her self-esteem.

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Ellie Vanille
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1 month ago

And here I am scrolling through Bored Panda and eating m&m's...

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Dan
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1 month ago

Great community. Hope the bullies were miserable

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Olga Posedaru
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1 month ago

It looks like some rare steampunk gem that they need to power their cities in a utopian future :D

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

What a great thing to do! It's often extremely difficult to re-integrate into society when no one will employ you. Well done Gordon

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"I love general knowledge, geography, literature, music, science trivia," Kishler explained. "I just love to accumulate knowledge. I like the exercise that it gives my brain and memory."

She doesn't think of herself as a competitive person but nevertheless enjoys getting a bit amped up at trivia games.

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xolitaire
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1 month ago

Locate the problem, offer a solution. I really wish all schools acted like this instead of just calling the police on children that don't attend

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blobby_grrl
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1 month ago

welp, those times are gone

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

I think that's an illegal chess move though.

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

Cheddar Man is a cheesy name.

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“People really like to have some expertise on something and the brain is very good at focusing on things that you’re interested in,” Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia, who focuses on neurotherapy, also told Healthline.

According to Stokes, learning large bodies of knowledge can often start with trivia. And people who are interested in trivia can be brainy, have a high IQ, and be smart on a lot of levels.

However, Kounios said that people aren’t necessarily better at trivia games just because they’re more educated.

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Paul C.
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1 month ago

Why does the human species say, oh look something beautiful, I must try and k!ll it!

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TotallyNotAFox
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1 month ago

A win by default is still a win!

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Dan
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1 month ago

If it ain't broke don't fix it

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blobby_grrl
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1 month ago

wow, that's really pretty

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"Some people soak up facts,” Kounios added. "Plenty of people with a lot more education may not remember what they had for breakfast yesterday morning."

"In typical people, my observation, not backed up by any research, is that their interest in trivia is confined to topics that they are generally interested in. So if a person is very interested in history, then they may either seek out history trivia, or they might just naturally pick it up in the course of learning about nontrivial aspects of history."

Stokes also pointed out that trying to retain information about things we're interested in can be like a good exercise for the frontal cortex as the brain ages.

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Yili Lai
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1 month ago

Maybe do both..

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Wilf
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1 month ago

Sounds like a passage out of Catch 22.

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xolitaire
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1 month ago

Unless your face literally looks like this you have no business complaining about wearing a mask.

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Firstname Lastname
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1 month ago

While that's really cool, my mind is hiccuping on the fact that 3 million dollars can only cover 33 students, meaning that a full lecture hall earns a college a couple million of suckers paying 90K plus to try to have a successful life.

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Saint Thomas
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1 month ago

Marie Curie is not radiating joy, and Einstein seems relatively bored. Not as much as Niels, though.

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Ellie Vanille
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1 month ago

I'm trying to imagine Negan selling candies. :D

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Chris Kane
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1 month ago

I'm sorry 4 years? Is it just me or does that seem like a long time to put some lights in windows connected to a small pc?

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GirlFriday
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1 month ago

This is a remarkable feat of engineering and artistry.

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Caro Caro
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1 month ago

Wish I could do that. The weather here is hot, need a pool ;)

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Cactus McCoy
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1 month ago

Or, and stay with me here, you could eat a warped carrot.

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Dan
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1 month ago

Family

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Trillian
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1 month ago

I wish we could have another day like this *sigh*

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Jrog
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1 month ago

Not really. The contract includes a lot of binding clauses, and the final product can only be a noncommercial, short (<45 min), short movie non meant for distribution. It comes with a lot of strings attached regarding the ownership of related IPs, including original ones from the filmmaker, that are transferred to mr. King on agreement of the contract. I am not saying it is a bad thing per se, but the way it is stated here overlooks a lot of the complexity of the contract involved.

M O'Connell
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1 month ago

Those restrictions make perfect sense. The intent is to make quality written content available to film students to hone their production skills, not for anyone to make money.

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karl briggs
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1 month ago

I know it's an awful thing to say, but isn't he a peculiar looking individual?

Moonwolf Dancer
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1 month ago

Why does he look like the Grinch in this photo?

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 month ago (edited)

The first time I saw the movie I thought it was Timothy Olyphant. It's the second time I realized it was him.

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Rachel Grig
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1 month ago

But also, he put in the actual work after she gave him the motivation.

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Anna Litical
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1 month ago

He's still paying the water bill

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

That must be such a pain in the neck when he wants to buy a beer or... do literally anything only grown-ups are supposed to do, really. "Are you lost, sonny jim?" "No, I work here." "Very funny - where are you parents." "I'M THE MANAGER!" "You're playing truant from school, for a more-like." "Ugh."

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Dan
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1 month ago

How did this work?

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$cagsy
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1 month ago (edited)

I hope she won big. Those are pretty long odds. (....is my entry for the stating the obvious contest)

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Stimpy
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1 month ago

"the lead" yeah, sure...

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago

He looks so thin, so unreal.

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