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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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Roselle is the bestest girl!

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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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Scagsy
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3 months ago

What a fantastic way to protest. Genius.

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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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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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

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Ray Heap
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3 months ago

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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COcO BAMa
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3 months ago

Wowwww... I love this

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

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

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Dave In MD
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3 months ago

US companies need to follow suit.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

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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Purr·maid
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3 months ago

Youch!

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

A stellar representative of the US.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This does not surprise me in the least.

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

A reverse compliment.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Wait 9 years.

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Natasha Chick
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3 months ago

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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Purr·maid
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3 months ago

Oopsie

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

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

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Zophra
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3 months ago

Come on Wolverine... keep up!

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Natasha Chick
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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

I totally get that.

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Maddie Max
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3 months ago

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

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chrissy
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3 months ago

ha! but still sad

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Out of chocolate
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3 months ago

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

Feral Heart
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3 months ago

same happened here... invited my entire class - no one came

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I heard about it when I was in 2021, but I was too busy celebrating the end of Covid.

Carrie de Luka
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3 months ago

BusLady - you are funny and optimistic!

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Jeff Requier
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3 months ago

Time Travellers didnt go because they felt he was being pretensious

Banjo Peppers
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3 months ago

Someone once reacted to this story by saying “this just proves Hawking throws lame parties.”

Kimberley McMillan
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3 months ago

In his universe, yes. In alternate universes that party was raging.

Nick P
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3 months ago

Was he telling the truth??? Or he was been visited but told not to disclose as it would disturb the time space continuum...

Bama Belle
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3 months ago

Yes, if I could travel thru time, Stephen Hawking's party is definitely on my time travel bucket list.

Turnip and a Frog
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3 months ago

What if the time travellers decided it wasn’t yet the time to reveal the secret of travelling in time..?

John L
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3 months ago

Clever.

Nanna Sørensen
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3 months ago

I tried burying a time capsule with instructions on when exactly to meet myself if I ever gained the ability to time travel. It obviously didn't work. Maybe because I buried it in a cardboard box XD

Jip van Neerven
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3 months ago

This guy! 🤩

Chris Ellinas
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3 months ago

I've been doing this for 20 years now.

Dario Li Causi
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3 months ago

Well, not in his dimension

Michelle Line
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3 months ago

Funny, but why?

s. vitkovitsky
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3 months ago

I'm planning on attending.

Connie Muse
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1 month ago

hahaha. I love it.

Tim Skeens
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3 months ago

I tried to get there but my car broke down

mikedtw
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3 months ago

Freaking brilliant mind at work, there!

Id row
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3 months ago

Sheldon did something like that when he was interviewing Leonard for the apartment as his roommate, lol.

backatya
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3 months ago

Hmm these brainiacs are weird

Tigger O
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3 months ago

I'd REALLY like to know - how many did he cater for?

Ela Iliesi
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3 months ago

I would rather believe he is not good at parties rather then time traveling is not real.

Bacony Cakes
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3 months ago

This just means that people can't see time travellers coming in from the future.

Kitty Twinkle
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3 months ago

My dad told me about this. He did this to disprove time travel, which is imposible.

Texaspoontappa
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3 months ago

Was this when he was photographed at Epstein Island?

Boopie Dew
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3 months ago

He was so... odd.

Ayra
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3 months ago

I have an invitation to that party!

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

QED

80 Van
Community Member
3 months ago

Nah, there are several possible alternate explanations. Perhaps there is an international agreement that time travelers cannot reveal themselves. Or perhaps time traveling puts you in an alternate universe. Or maybe time travelers just haven’t heard of the party or have better things to do than attend it.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago (edited)

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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3 months ago

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

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BusLady
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3 months ago

And he never dreamed it would work into years.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

That’s coz bing sucks.

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Natasha Chick
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3 months ago

Dont take yourself too seriously is a good life lesson

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago (edited)

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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3 months ago

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

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

He seems to be an exceptionally good and grounded man.

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Emilingo
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3 months ago

That must've been a cheap house....

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

I'll have what they had!

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Shelp
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3 months ago

Great for her.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

That's disturbing to think about.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

Can you gaslight yourself, asking for a friend lol.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Rest in peace, brother.

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Cecily Overli
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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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