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!

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.

"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.”

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.”

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I laughed way too hard at this 😂😂

WildHoneyPie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the owls in the neighborhood were all sitting around laughing...

Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine living between them "GO TO BED DALE! YOU TO ERNIE!"

the warner sister
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He must have really sounded like an owl if the neighbor was hooting back.

JitkaBlitka
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Oh, it's amazing, like the owls could understand me! This would be scientific breakthrough! "

Em Watson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I needed a laugh, that is brilliant!

Eliza Schuyler
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like something that would happen to me

earringnut
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds about right for England.

Janna Gelfand
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic!!! That is hysterical!! I hope they continue to do it just for the fun of it, and for the camaraderie!!!!

SushiPanda
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I gave this post its 300th like!

Earl Grey
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Owls are terrific pranksters, you know... 4AE54B38-F...f-jpeg.jpg 4AE54B38-FF99-4D81-9F59-3E2FA899363B-6059000551b0f-jpeg.jpg

Dee Stern
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the giggles have attacked...

Lululoohoo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOLLLLLLL the neighbor doing too much! Lol

Veronica Vatter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can you imagine when they both h found out? 🤣🤣

Ja R
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i needed that laugh tnx

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this .. hahahahahahahahahaahaa a whole year!!! I wonder how he finally found out.. his neighbour laughed in the middle of hoots perhaps. a year.. really a whole year.

HorseMuse
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Lynn Morello
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chuckle, Chuckle, Chuckle, Chuckle, Chuckle,

Trish Dempsey
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was rolling on the floor laughing my socks off at this!

Priscilla Wilkes
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm laughing too... How sweet ❤️

Rachel Lacow
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I almost died laughing! I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my bed! I have read A LOT of funny things, but this is on the short list!

Martha Quintero
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh I would have been so mad! A whole year? OMG!

Farah Moloobhai
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This just deserves an up vote!!! Hahahahahahaha

Emma Crompton
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plot twist: the other neighbour was actually 10 owls in a human costume

Cheryl Williams
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG, this is priceless!!! 🤣😅😂

Baoer Sun
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

bwahahahahahah🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Slune
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could only happen in England!

Paul Grant
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The relationship that followed between the inosent hooter and the devios neighbor, once all was revealed, is another interesting story - they eventually married (same sex).

Hugh Walter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bwwwaaahhhhahahahahahahahahaha!

Talayah Gordon
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

laugh made my tears get scared and come out,😂😂😆😆,mytears🔜🐣

The weird one!
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that was probley embarrassing to find that out lol

Dave Reed
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only in Devon! (I was born there...)

John Smith
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's cruel if u know what i mean....

NWB
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh god all that research ahahha

Pernille Dyre
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somehow thats to sweet and to much at the same time 🙈

Kim Bush
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Owls are too wise to fall for something like that🦉

kevin
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did the neighbor know they were hooting at a human?

Meike H
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was the neighbor doing his own research?

Anna Licona
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have heard this story so many times...only the bird changes

Dale
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who wasted a year of his life? No seriously who...

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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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River Webb
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

“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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River Webb
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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"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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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