Okay, anyone who doesn’t enjoy feeding their brain with fresh random facts, raise your hand! I clearly sense a silence behind the laptop, and it’s no wonder that educational social media has become so popular lately.

While wasting much of our lives on the screens, we at least get to learn something useful to pump our brain muscles or get ready for trivia battles. And if you’re one of the facticionados (does this word exist?!), you probably know the Twitter page Uber Facts very well already. With a whopping audience of 13.6 million followers, it’s an ultimate powerhouse for random knowledge nobody knew they needed.

According to the account’s description, it features “the most unimportant things you'll never need to know,” so you get the fun aspect of it. Below, we wrapped up some of the most interesting bits of knowledge shared on the page, so I leave the stage to them!

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begging for ham
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope the cat got a medal and lots of treats for her good deeds

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Milady Blue
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a great idea - encourages people to do good by showing them exactly what good they have done so far.

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With educational social media accounts getting more and more popular every day, you start to wonder how many of them are actually legit. After all, no so-called “fact” shared online can be taken as it is, as we have to remind ourselves that fake news spreads six times faster on social media than facts.

Also known as fake news, these pieces of disinformation can even be used as a political tool and weapon, and poses a real danger to those with an untrained eye. Sometimes, however, the information gets so disseminated that you may not even suspect it's faulty.

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Jennik
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder what America's constitution would look like these days if that had been implemented...

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Abhinc
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Human Library is a project that first started in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2000 at Roskilde Festival. It was created by Ronni Abergel and his brother Dany and colleagues Asma Mouna and Christoffer Erichsen who were then working at the Danish Youth NGO Stop Volden (which translates to Stop the Violence), inspired by the American Stop the Violence Movement. The first permanent Human Library was established in Lismore, Australia, in 2006. It is now an international organization available in 85 countries. https://humanlibrary.org/

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So to find out how exactly an average Internet user like us can learn to separate true facts from false information, we previously spoke with Daniel Markuson. Markuson is the cybersecurity expert at NordVPN and he shared some very useful tips and insights. Markuson explained that there is no foolproof method to separate truth from misinformation.

But a general rule of thumb is to check the source’s credibility: “This particularly applies to social media platforms because they are optimized to increase engagement and lack appropriate gatekeeping features that filter out misinformation.”

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CatGirl
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So that their handlers don't leave them behind in the field - that would be endangering the life of a senior (and fellow) soldier

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When it comes to determining if the news source is credible, there are some telling signs to look for. It turns out that, often, unreliable news sources impersonate well-known ones by misspelling their names in the URL. “Similarly, they might use unconventional domain extensions instead of the usual “.com” or “.org.” In general, make sure that your news comes from established, well-known sources. These types of outlets get information directly from primary sources and must uphold their reputation.”

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Lys Chen
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But honestly, who would tell their boss they´re getting an abortion? This is a very intimate topic and I am sure for assumption of costs there are some forms to fill and some Becky in accounting that would gossip to others about it. At least that would be something I wouldn´t be willing to risk..

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UpQuarkDownQuark
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A cat, too. I sometimes feel like the hole in my life since I lost my little guy will never heal.

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When asked about the reasons why fake news has become so widespread, the cybersecurity expert said that it’s “due to factors that concern both the content of the messages and the technological foundation of platforms on which the news is proliferated.”

“Fake news is usually related to current affairs and makes remarkable, emotion-inducing claims. This, combined with the fact that social media platforms collect data on what kind of posts users spend the most time on and feed them content with similar characteristics, provides the perfect conditions for the spread of misinformation,” Daniel concluded.

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can confirm, my father cooked more often than my mother and now I am doing the ironing :-)

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Arcade Fire_Fan
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always say I’m a terrible liar and clearly lie about tiny things that I won’t get in trouble for just so I can get away from the bigger trouble by lying like a mastermind. Oh man, what did I do with my life?

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Moose
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I demand to be greeted with a dance from here on out!

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Argle Bargle
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope they got the memo about it being 'in video games'

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CatGirl
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shame we didn't. We're the cancer cells of the Earth's body

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Michelle M
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you know? Tony Soprano used to get a lot of calls from real life "wiseguys". Someone once called to criticize him for wearing shorts in the show. "A don never wears shorts," they said. Tony never wore shorts after.

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Abhinc
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Auto-brewery syndrome or gut fermentation syndrome is a condition in which ethanol is produced through endogenous fermentation by fungi or bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) system, oral cavity, or urinary system. Patients with auto-brewery syndrome present with many of the signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication while denying the intake of alcohol and often report a high-sugar, high-carbohydrate diet. Several strains of fermenting yeasts and rare bacteria are identified as pathogens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513346/

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RandomCitizen
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats because the police hid while the kids were being killed

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Jul Chv
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes but it´s Matt Damon. Worth every penny.

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MacFrog
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

However, if they commit other crimes during their escape (e.g. damage to property), they will be punished for that, too, once they are captured again. After a proper trial, of course.

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Ellis Tama
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean I should hope so. I don't want water expiring.

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Devil child
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well cos it's normal to love and hug your kid. They feel safe and accepted.

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CatGirl
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So eating a fit person is even better for you lol

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MargyB
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I must remember this! It might help me get to Europe one day lol

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Gaya Knust
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is actually fascinating. Alarming that it can affect the brain in such way, but fascinating nonetheless.

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NsG
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For the sake of context, is "mass shooting" defined as more than two people shot in the same incident, or is it a higher number? I'm not being flippant, I want to know the definition as commonly understood (there's a difference in defining murders as spree, mass and serial, and I wanted to know if shootings are the same)

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CatGirl
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only two plants in a private household though.

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Kim Kermes
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which means cashiers in the US are running 20 marathons each year, or more than 1 and a half each month.

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flutterbyy
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where was this fact when I punched that mean girl who stole my colouring book back in 1st grade?

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Lori Jabi
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Swiss here. That's not true, she got the refund after a bit.

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