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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bored hamster
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6 months ago

Beautiful girl. Hope she was given steak whenever she wanted one.

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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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6 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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6 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

I love this idea.

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Adam C
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6 months ago

sounds more like they went out to a big party.

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Yeah, you heard
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6 months ago

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Being rich and being a real fan aren't mutually exclusive.

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Nevid
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6 months ago

That seems a better idea than clinging to a very old and ambiguous text that isn't adapted to modern society. 19 years might be a little too frequent, though.

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Dave In MD
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6 months ago

US companies need to follow suit.

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Raine Soo
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6 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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6 months ago

Youch!

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

A stellar representative of the US.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

This does not surprise me in the least.

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

A reverse compliment.

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BusLady
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6 months ago

Wait 9 years.

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Shelp
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6 months ago

We finally know why the "Twilight" movies were so boring

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JK Rowling
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6 months ago

Oof...

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

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

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chrissy
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6 months ago

wow...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

I don’t doubt it, it’s just the violent protests are the ones “worth” reporting on.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Wow, creepy but lucky.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

I totally get that.

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

Than I must be one of the most honest people on Earth :-)

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chrissy
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6 months ago

ha! but still sad

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

QED

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 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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Vincent Philippart
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6 months ago

Center lady with your nose out: we see you.

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BusLady
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6 months ago

And he never dreamed it would work into years.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

That’s coz bing sucks.

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Natasha Chick
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6 months ago

Dont take yourself too seriously is a good life lesson

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Larry kim
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6 months ago

good work

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

F*cking yes!

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

He seems to be an exceptionally good and grounded man.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Geez 20 boyfriends, It’s hard enough keeping up with one partner hahaha. Wonder how she juggles them all.

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

I'll have what they had!

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80 Van
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6 months ago

I can do about 20% of that.

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BusLady
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6 months ago

That's disturbing to think about.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Can you gaslight yourself, asking for a friend lol.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Rest in peace, brother.

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JK Rowling
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6 months ago (edited)

This gem needs to be higher up!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 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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