UberFacts says it shares "the most unimportant things you'll never need to know" and I have to admit, that's a pretty accurate description of its content. Launched in 2009, the Internet project provides people with random facts on all kinds of topics.

From the number of janitors in the US with PhDs to the genius way Swedes protested their government classifying homosexuality as an illness, these titbits of information will make you an expert on trivia in no time. So grab yourself some broccoli (random fact: the vegetable is rich in vitamin K, and a few studies in older adults have linked a higher vitamin K intake to better memory), continue scrolling, and upvote your favorite entries!

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As it turns out, there are some biological reasons behind people's desire to "store" trivia in their brain and the rush of excitement they feel when they get the chance to use it. According to psychologist John Kounios Ph.D., it's a lot like playing roulette, too.

"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning," the 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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He said the benefits can also be similar to those of playing video games. However, unlike gambling and video games, trivia is generally not a potentially dangerous habit, Kounios said.

"I don't think there are any pitfalls. Like anything else that's fun, it takes up time."

Moreover, retaining information about things we're interested in can be like an exercise for the frontal cortex as the brain ages.

"That's the first thing to go with injury or with age if we don't use it," Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia who focuses on neurotherapy, said.

So there you have it, folks. Browsing trivia isn't a waste of time. It's a mental workout!

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mark Hamill is such a good guy. I appreciate him as a voice actor as well.

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Purr·maid
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a great idea as it is very encouraging to return.

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Ray Heap
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Liechtenstein was invaded by Swiss armed forces on at least four occasions, they took a wrong turning, for two of which Switzerland apologized and Lichtenstein had no idea why.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Smart man, too bad most politicians want to hold onto many archaic laws.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nevermind Trump making me miss Barack Obama, he even makes me pine for the days when GW Bush was in power. George and Michelle's easy-going friendship demonstrates that democrats and republicans are not mortal enemies, as Trump would have you believe. A good leader unites his countrymen, not divides them like der Drumpf.

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Natasha Chick
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that he was that confident in his ability to turn her off that he took his stalker out to dinner

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is still in practice today. Der Drumpf calls it "fake news".

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Natasha Chick
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not calling out either side here because i completely support peoples right to protest. But 7% of thousands of protests can still do quite a lot of damage and at least 25 people have died from protests / political unrest.

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Cecily Overli
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If dreams are that medically reliable, the evil purple minion inside me should be born soon

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Maddie Max
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trump is an idiot.......Wow who the F**K knew? Damn this honesty just spills out of my mouth.....

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Out of chocolate
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what I’ll tell myself happened on my thirtieth birthday.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are more terrorist attacks/threats on US home soil than terrorist threats/attacks from other countries. This is why their gun laws are pathetic, you are more likely to be accidentally shot by your own gun than by a terrorist from another country.

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Purr·maid
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And just like today, there's a lady who's wearing it incorrectly.

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BusLady
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And he never dreamed it would work into years.

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Natasha Chick
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dont take yourself too seriously is a good life lesson

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Goes to show that just because someone is a janitor doesn’t mean they aren’t educated and also just because you have a PHD doesn’t mean you will get a job in that field. I am curious to know how many refugees also have PHD’s that aren’t recognised in their new home.

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Shelp
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Censoring a town name is next level stupid. It's the town name! That's the whole point of it.

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Cecily Overli
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I too, am hated because of my superior plumbing skills 😞. I feel you Mario.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s okay the US voting system is flawed anyway, some peoples votes don’t even count because of the state they live in.

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