I have a confession.
I am a trivia junkie.
I read Trivial Pursuit cards. I read Mental Floss from cover to cover, twice and then I check the website once a day. I watch Jeopardy and try to beat the contestants to the answer. I take the Jeopardy test every time it is offered. Speaking of which, next month is usually when they offer the online test…I should make sure I’m signed up for it.
I have always had this ability to remember the most useless trivia. I suppose it’s a stupid human trick or a cool party trick. I’m not sure which.
I mean who really needs to remember that when a baseball player hits a home run, he (or she) runs 20 yards longer than goal to goal on a football field? Or that the guy who invented the Pringles can had his ashes put in a can when he died in 2008?
Looking for a national park in Delaware? You won’t find one because Delaware is the only state without a national park.
A group of rhinos is a crash; a group of crows is a murder.
I really could go on forever with the useless things that fill my brain. I guess that’s my specialty: useless trivia. I kind of enjoy it though. Lots of situations can benefit from useless trivia.
Parties where you don’t know a lot of people, dates, dinner conversation, blog posts…useless trivia is fun and it’s even more fun when you find someone who has a new nugget of information for you to learn!
I don’t know why this makes me so excited, but it does. So now, you know my secret. I’m a trivia junkie and proud of it!
What’s your favorite piece of useless trivia?
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