While some of the things we learn don't necessarily make us smarter, they can definitely arouse our desire to learn more. Or at least help us continue our stalling conversations. And Twitter account WTF Facts is dedicated to collecting and sharing these random tidbits of information. From celebrity lifestyle to international relations, the project covers a wide range of topics, which is probably the reason why its feed remains so fresh and interesting. Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular tweets WTF Facts have ever released!

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Mr Red
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6 months ago

I just got smth in my eye

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Knowing obscure facts isn't just fun. It's also good for our mental health. For example, experts say that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, but without the negative effects. 

Even if our trivia games differ, the benefits are there. Whether we're playing Trivial Pursuit at home or attending a pub trivia night, the basic premise remains the same: we experience the thrill of providing correct answers to questions about lesser-known facts.

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Sweet Girl

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BananaJo
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6 months ago

I mean...it isn't wrong

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"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning,” John Kounios, Ph.D., 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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TotalPotterhead
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6 months ago

A true hero

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Bernd Herbert
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6 months ago

Another one, who died way too early :-(

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Maris madness
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6 months ago

What a hero

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Kounios said the benefits can also be similar to those of playing a video game.

However, unlike gambling and even video games, Kounios said trivia is generally not a problematic habit.

“I don’t think there are any pitfalls,” he said. “Like anything else that’s fun, it takes up time.”

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Good on you, Jarret!

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Good job, dude!

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BananaJo
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6 months ago

Shut up, I'm not crying

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A librarian from California, Sarah Kishler, loves trivia games and enjoys attending a monthly pub trivia night in which a team of librarians participates.

"Learning facts so that I can get better at trivia is definitely a passion of mine," she told Healthline. "Getting a question right is definitely very satisfying to me."

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LottieH
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6 months ago

I laughed way too hard at this 😂😂

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Helen Haley
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6 months ago

The world misses her.

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Guido Pisano
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6 months ago

Same in Italy... You're allowed to disobey an order that you think is illegal...

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Over the past decade or so, pub trivia nights that are popular in the United Kingdom appear to have grown in other parts of Europe and the United States.

Enthusiasts like Kishler enjoy getting to interact with people at these events, especially compared to electronic trivia games.

She has learned that doing well at these social trivia games gives her "a feeling of validation" and increases her self-esteem.

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BananaJo
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6 months ago

Yes. Just, that's all I have to say!

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Andy Acceber
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6 months ago

#goals

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River Webb
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6 months ago

yeah Disney often adapts its stories to be appropriate for children, eventually leading everybody to only remember the Disney version and not the original

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"I love general knowledge, geography, literature, music, science trivia," Kishler explained. "I just love to accumulate knowledge. I like the exercise that it gives my brain and memory."

She doesn't think of herself as a competitive person but nevertheless enjoys getting a bit amped up at trivia games.

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Whoever would have thunk it?

Little Panda Bear
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6 months ago

not me

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Bobert Robertson
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6 months ago

I thought this was going to end differently when i started reading that it followed him home...

S. Tor Storm
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6 months ago

we dont deserve animals

Louise B
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6 months ago

I wish I could upvote this a thousand times! Also ,is that croc smiling?

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Deal _Anneal
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6 months ago

I bet the guy was like "See you in a while, crocodile" and then actually ends up seeing him

I Drink Lava Lamps
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6 months ago

And the crocodile said 'Not too soon, you big baboon!'

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Jessica Billings
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6 months ago

What a lovely guard dog to have.

Raven Sheridan
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6 months ago

Not so cold blooded, huh?

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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6 months ago

"He just followed me home Mom. Can I keep him?"

Jon Steensen
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6 months ago

Best way to keep buglars out of your house

Kay blue
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6 months ago

I saw the picture before reading the caption and was expecting something completely different.

Stephanie IV
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6 months ago

Faith, love, hope. Love = greatest. If a croc can do it, so can bloody we.

Kathryn Baylis
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6 months ago

Comparable to removing the thorn from the lion’s paw, maybe? Though I would never have thought a reptile could behave this way.

birdie
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6 months ago

reptiles aren’t smart enough to recognise compassion in the way most mammals can, however they can be conditioned with gentleness and patience

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beja flor
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6 months ago

Thank you for saving Pocho :)

glowworm2
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6 months ago

This is frickin' adorable!

Corey Brown
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6 months ago

Steve Irwin would be impressed!

Binxyminxem
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6 months ago

That's what I thought! 😀

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Salty Old Woman
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6 months ago

I could swear that croc is smiling

Vivaan Samaraweera
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6 months ago

Proof that crocs are not just mindless eating machines.

danielw
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6 months ago

tell that to the burglars.

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The one and only
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6 months ago

Awww

AlmightyOne
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6 months ago (edited)

Sweet croc! 🐊

Maria Rib
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6 months ago

Sometimes animals have more gratitude than man.

Mark Howell
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6 months ago

Better than a guard dog, you don't have to hide the bodies ;o)

Iggy
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6 months ago

Awwwwwwwwwww!

Dogs_are_cool
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5 months ago

ok great story and all but HOW DO U NOT NOTICE A CROCODILE FOLLOWING U HOME

CincyReds
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5 months ago

The croc is smiling

Lynn Morello
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5 months ago

Not the kind of puppy I would have liked. But, everything deserves to live.

Darlene Turner
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6 months ago

this is one of the best stories of all time. they went swimming together every day. lot of love there.

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6 months ago

that. is. AMAZING

Meow Zer
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6 months ago

The failed foster. Most of us have one... or two

Silre
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6 months ago

Sharp doggo

Sasha Kuleshov
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6 months ago

So grateful <3

Marilyn Holt
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6 months ago

beautiful story

Rickard Shen
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6 months ago

It surprises me that he wasn't Florida Man.

Big Mike (BigMike7302)
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6 months ago

I doubt their home ever got robbed

Freloise_Raven
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6 months ago

Aww

am_c0m0
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6 months ago

Wow!

tail_bite
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5 months ago

even crocs can be passianate!

Gail Cloutier
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5 months ago

That's one brave crocodile!

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Love can soften a thick skin.

Jack Rogers
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5 months ago

It would control neighbor hood dog from pooping on your yard.

Lisa Tetlow
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5 months ago

Animals never forget the people who help them.

Caroline Overill
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5 months ago

Well that knocks never smile at a crocodile on the head.

Darlene Melcon
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5 months ago

How beautiful!

Barbara Miller
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5 months ago

I have to admit I really don't like croc's but looking at that photo, that crocodile is definitely smiling, you can almost see the loving radiating from him!

Lisa Chambers
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5 months ago

And the entire state of Florida says "Holy s@!t!"

Sam Cook
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5 months ago

That's a load of croc.

Ja R
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5 months ago

best and never to feed crocks or gators in wild . if they lose fear of humans\ become a nuisance or danger to humans and pets there removed and killed

Suzanne Haigh
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5 months ago

Bet he did not need protection from thieves etc.

Vicki Perizzolo
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5 months ago

Reptiles aren't stupid - they didn't survive this long without some serious smarts involved

Milf Memoires
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5 months ago

And another example why animals are not the animal and actually feel.

Roberto Durante
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5 months ago

love is unconditional, even with this very big pet

Cybele Spanjaard
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5 months ago

Proves even crocs have hearts and emotions and are grateful. This is one special story of love and devotion when spending a long time in human friendly company..

Maple Chan
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5 months ago

AAWWEEEE

Trish Dempsey
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5 months ago

WOW JUST WOW!

Paige Garberding
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5 months ago

You don't see this very often.

Rachel Lacow
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5 months ago

Who here has read the “Lyle the Crocodile” books?

Mary Hurst
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6 months ago

This one is hard to believe.

Amanda Hunter
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6 months ago

I thought it was going to say Ate him!

stolen_valor
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6 months ago

Wholesome af

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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6 months ago

aww <3

M Dream
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6 months ago

I couldn't expect a crocodile to be so sweet!

CharliAnn Olney
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6 months ago

And they say animals don't experience gratitude.

Alex Hamilton
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6 months ago

I do hope that he does not finish up as lunch.

Allan Breum
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6 months ago

Man: "I helped him and he stayed with me, he must like me!" Pocho: "Smooth-skin provide easy food, I stay."

Dogfan4life
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6 months ago

Wow! That's really cool!

Talayah Gordon
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6 months ago

in d water it look h...a....pp...y

Dingo Person
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6 months ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

23AClark
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6 months ago

Awwwww ❤❤❤❤❤

Jim Ellington
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6 months ago

A well-fed crocodile is a friendly crocodile.

D K
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6 months ago (edited)

A reptile? A crocodile at that. Incredible.

Ian Baxter
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6 months ago

It later ate him. True story

DanieLegz
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6 months ago

Now after the crocs death he calls his ghost PochoHauntUs

Lisa Hearn
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6 months ago

Bet he never got broken into.

BabaBizzle
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6 months ago

I love the smile on the crocs face!

Boopie Dew
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6 months ago

Love...

DogMommy
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6 months ago

This should be higher

Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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6 months ago

Honestly, I would be worried about it.

Olive Stirk
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6 months ago

the alligator looks so happy

Samtheperson
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6 months ago

Oh dang I gotta get me one of those

NWB
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6 months ago

I thought they were untrainable like that? they are prehistoric creatures!

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Look this up on UT . It’s quite good. But remember Pocho was brain damaged . This man made a lot of money because of Pocho

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River Webb
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6 months ago

wise words from a wise man

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Paizleypie
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6 months ago

The ultimate treasure!

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“People really like to have some expertise on something and the brain is very good at focusing on things that you’re interested in,” Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia, who focuses on neurotherapy, told Healthline.

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TotalPotterhead
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6 months ago

It’s F l o a t i n g

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ivan bolitekurac
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6 months ago (edited)

Oh deer

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River Webb
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6 months ago

she was an amazing woman, her death was such a tragedy

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According to Stokes, learning large bodies of knowledge can often start with trivia. And people who are interested in trivia can be brainy, have a high IQ, and be smart on a lot of levels.

However, Kounios said that people aren’t necessarily better at trivia games just because they’re more educated.

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Láďa Durchánek
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6 months ago

I can barely draw a stick figure and if instructions have more than one step it is safer to write them down.

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago (edited)

that's way better than a Emmy award

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Rod Egret
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6 months ago

If it's true it's brilliant!

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"Some people soak up facts,” Kounios added. "Plenty of people with a lot more education may not remember what they had for breakfast yesterday morning."

"In typical people, my observation, not backed up by any research, is that their interest in trivia is confined to topics that they are generally interested in. So if a person is very interested in history, then they may either seek out history trivia, or they might just naturally pick it up in the course of learning about nontrivial aspects of history."

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Monty Is Fiennes
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6 months ago

I love Dave Grohl, but he isn't the only artist to have done this....

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Paizleypie
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6 months ago

WHY is this not one of the Wonders of the World?

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Cindy Lu
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6 months ago

Meghan Markle gonna be pissed.

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Stokes pointed out that trying to retain information about things we're interested in can be like a good 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," she said.

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The Dave
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6 months ago

The bulb is located in the bay of a fire station. Go check it out!

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Cue “Twilight Zone” music

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

They look smitten with each other

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Of course, it's completely understandable if the pandemic has drained your brain of the desire to learn and flooded it with boredom and tiredness instead. In an earlier Bored Panda interview, Lenore Skenazy, the president of Let Grow and the founder of the Free-Range-Kids movement, said that before we can become curious again, we have to do the hard part: get off the couch. Force yourself out the door. Why? Because beyond your four walls, things are never exactly the same. Weather, animals, people, sounds, smells, clouds—they’re all swirling about."

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S. Tor Storm
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6 months ago

Actually, she served in WWI and also helped defeat the romans

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Bill
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6 months ago

Just like being 18

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

WHOA!

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Lenore continued: "Ask yourself to start noticing new things. I did that this morning with a friend. We took a walk around our neighborhood and started looking for interesting details in the homes and buildings we passed. It went from a walk down streets we’d seen a million times to a sort of treasure hunt. And the big thing we were really hunting for? Curiosity! When you’re curious you’re alive again—noticing, thinking, making connections. You can’t do that if there’s no new information coming in. So your first step is to force yourself out of a rut by leaving the house (harder during the pandemic, but not impossible)."

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River Webb
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6 months ago

what an amazing guy

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Little Ms. Quirky
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6 months ago

other universities have to follow this!

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Bill
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6 months ago

War is hell.

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Ooooo! I want to go there!

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Bernd Herbert
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6 months ago

I always like to image what stories such old structure might have to tell

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S. Tor Storm
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6 months ago (edited)

not impressed.. but then again Im an old giza

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Too Little Too Late!

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Good job, Netherlands!

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Amy Pattie
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6 months ago

Even nature hates that song

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Helen Haley
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6 months ago

I hope he is receiving maximum strength therapy.

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Michelle M
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6 months ago

Here's another fact. Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were born in the same year.

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Bill
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6 months ago

Except 21 payouts and Non Disclosure agreements. No innocent person would pay out that many times

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

And nobody noticed? How did that happen?

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QuokkaVibes
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6 months ago

As an Italian (but this is my personal belief, everyone is entitled to it's own) this is exactly something Mafia would do. It's something I know occurs in Italy on a daily basis. You see a quite common modus operandi is mobster would do something nice for the community or for specific people, so that the community in the area feels dependable. One well known method of recruiting in the mafia is: you have a problem, we send to you someone you know (and you don't know he works for us). Maybe a friend of a friend. He'll fix your problem for you. After time is passed this person asks for a little innocent thing like let's say "I'm sick can you bring this box to this adress? I can't move". After that he asks for more pressuring you on the favor he did awhile back and tells you that box you delivered was full of drugs/handguns so you're an accomplice. And that's it you're in a system you can't escape without hurting family and friends.

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Rod Egret
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6 months ago

Technically wind is more efficient....

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

Color Me SHOCKED!

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Mary Rose Kent
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6 months ago

I assume that this photo is all of the lazy culprits and, of course, the one who actually did the deed

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