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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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Ray Heap
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2 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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2 months ago

Wowwww... I love this

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 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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2 months ago

US companies need to follow suit.

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Raine Soo
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2 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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2 months ago

Youch!

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

A stellar representative of the US.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

This does not surprise me in the least.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

A reverse compliment.

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Wait 9 years.

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Natasha Chick
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2 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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2 months ago

Oopsie

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

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

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Zophra
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2 months ago

Come on Wolverine... keep up!

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Natasha Chick
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

I totally get that.

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Maddie Max
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2 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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2 months ago

ha! but still sad

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Out of chocolate
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2 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 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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2 months ago

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

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BusLady
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2 months ago

And he never dreamed it would work into years.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

That’s coz bing sucks.

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Natasha Chick
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2 months ago

Dont take yourself too seriously is a good life lesson

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

He seems to be an exceptionally good and grounded man.

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Emilingo
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2 months ago

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

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

I'll have what they had!

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Shelp
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2 months ago

Great for her.

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BusLady
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2 months ago

That's disturbing to think about.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Can you gaslight yourself, asking for a friend lol.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Rest in peace, brother.

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Cecily Overli
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2 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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2 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.

Kristin Ingersoll
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2 months ago

None of that is okay.

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Why don't they make it a state already? They pay taxes and they should have the same rights as the 50.

Richard
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2 months ago

They have to vote themselves to join as a state.

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Puerto Rico hasn't wanted to become a state. Forcing them would be wrong, no? They have had several referendums on statehood, and none have had a majority vote for statehood. (There was a whole thing a few years ago with a referendum, and while the majority of respondents voted for statehood, many left the question blank, meaning statehood didn't actually get a majority.) I'd welcome Puerto Rico and DC as states.

BusLady
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2 months ago

As Richard said, it's their choice. I would welcome them.

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Peter Bear
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2 months ago

Technically, no persons' vote actually counts; the Electoral College has no actual responsibility to vote as their citizens direct. They can vote however they want. So your vote means literally nothing. 'Of the People', my ass.

Marnie
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2 months ago

In 2016, some of them voted for Trump, going against the votes for Clinton in their state.

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Dre Mosley
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2 months ago

What's sadder is that SO many Americans don't realize that Puerto Rico is not only a US territory, but that their people are US Citizens.

Nicholas Kraemer
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2 months ago

There is no federal income tax in Puerto Rico. PR has repeatedly made the choice not to be a state or become independent. They are voting again this year on that option.... Third time in ten years.

Richard
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2 months ago

If they officially join as a state, they gain the ability to vote. That's just how it works. Spinning a fact to make it sound unfair is manipulation.

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

They should be able to vote.

Michelle Line
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2 months ago

We could use their votes today. I'm sure they'd rather vote than have paper towels thrown at them.

Bill
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2 months ago

But they don't pay federal taxes

Jeff Requier
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2 months ago

Hawaii gets to vote and Puerto Ricans are american but cant vote? Is this why Trump didnt know they were American? they arent treated like it

Marnie
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2 months ago

Why do you bring up Hawaii? It's a state like the other 49 states.

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Mary Haynes
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3 weeks ago

Foxxy, I think you've been gaslighted.

bossbob64
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3 weeks ago

LET THEM IN!

Nastassja Ficko Soklič
Community Member
2 months ago

Because Puerto Rico is NOT a US state. Use some logic next time?

Meyer Weinstock
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2 months ago

How about if we offer them independence, like we did the Philippines and Cuba...? I'm all for that.

Id row
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2 months ago

They should be able to, they pay taxes. "In 2016, Puerto Rico paid $3.5 billion into the US Treasury."

sebastian nye
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2 months ago

this should be #1

Meami
Community Member
2 months ago

Why we do not make them a state is beyond me.

TiredMomma
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2 months ago

Anyone remember how there were republicans using dead peoples names to get more votes for Trump yrs ago? That one really woke me up at how far someone will try to scam the system.

Levi Baker
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2 months ago

All I gotta say is........................................................BRUH

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is America so retarded?

shinshige
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2 months ago

I want to vote this up because it’s important. I want to vote this down because it’s such bullshit.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

So very interesting !!!

Azure Adams
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2 months ago

Thats messed up

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

well then they can move back. Problem solved

Shelp
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2 months ago

Inhabitants of the District of Columbia (Washington DC) can't vote either, iirc

Tim Douglass
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2 months ago

D.C. residents can vote, they just don't have any house or senate representation.

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Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

That's ok. They don't have to pay taxes. I only vote in Presidential elections to keep the judges honest. Wish more people would pay attention to them. They're some sneaky puppet masters.

Julie Hoecherl-Grobner
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2 months ago

This isn’t true. Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA and all citizens vote. Including all of Puerto Rico.

Marnie
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2 months ago

Google says, "Residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories do not have voting representation in the United States Congress, and are not entitled to electoral votes for president. ..."

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Karen Gorman
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2 months ago

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And yet they let illegals vote. Stupid stupid stupid!!!

Marnie
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2 months ago

They do not! There is no evidence of it. Just because someone said it doesn't make it true.

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Texaspoontappa
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2 months ago

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Sadly thats because all their citizens came to the USA.

Truth Monster
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2 months ago

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But do they have more citizens than California, one wonders? :)

Aragorn II Elessar
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2 months ago

Probably irrelevant, so no

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