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6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

Supercompressor | Posted 08.03.2015 | Weird News
Supercompressor

NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with applications right here on Earth. In fact, you're probably using some of them right now...

1.21 Gigawatts Of 'Back To The Future' Trivia

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Back to the Future," the ultimate action-comedy-romance-sci-fi flick, turns 30 on July 3. The classic film invented its own form of time-travel (if y...

Parents: Less Stress Travel with Kids!

Rachel Hollis | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Summer is the perfect time to travel as a family, but it requires a lot of planning ahead. What I like to do is think of all the scenarios that may cause a complete meltdown and plan ways to avoid them. These are some of my tips for a peaceful and much more enjoyable family vacation.

One Reason Christopher Lee Was Perfect For 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment

Christopher Lee, who died Sunday, will certainly be remembered for his brilliant work in film. But his role as Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" fran...

13 Things You Didn't Know About Starbucks

Thrillist | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

There are still no Orange Mocha Frappuccinos on the books, but we trust Howard Schultz is just saving those for the 50th anniversary.

Memorial Day Trivia to Help You Impress Your Friends)

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.25.2015 | Good News
Lisa Abeyta

Just in case you need one or two tidbits of history to throw around at your Memorial Day cookout, here are a few things your friends might not know about this American holiday that just might impress them.

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Mile High Club

Thrillist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

For most people, even a routine flight offers the promise of joining the Mile High Club. But what about fascinating facts you can use to (maybe) woo your attractive seatmate (yeah, we know the best airlines for singles)?

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

Thrillist | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Did you know that there's a country with Star Wars characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Central Park

Thrillist | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Things you do know about Central Park: you have to pour your wine into a Solo cup or the cops are totally going to bust you for drinking on Sheep Meadow.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pop Rocks

Thrillist | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

What makes them fizz? Will they actually puncture your stomach? And whatever happened to Little Mikey?

Take the QI Test

John H. Lloyd | Posted 04.21.2015 | TV
John H. Lloyd

QI (the letters stand for quite interesting) is a wildly successful TV game show that has been running in the UK for 12 years. It reaches an extraordinarily broad demographic, not just in Britain but also in Australia -- where it is one of the country's most successful imports.

10 Surprising Literary Facts For Christmas

Oliver Tearle | Posted 02.21.2015 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Charles Dickens's earliest piece of writing about Christmas was a short sketch -- published when Dickens was in his early twenties -- describing the perfect Christmas dinner.

Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. Little-known fact: Tony Hightower is the guy who couldn't give him the right answer.

13 Fun Facts About 'Friends' You Might Not Know

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

Even though it's been a decade since "Friends" ended, there's always time to learn a bit more about the beloved sitcom. Buzzfeed dug up 13 rare fac...

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

8 Things You Never Knew About Ron Popeil, The Greatest Inventor Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste

Ron Popeil is the voice that permeated your half-conscious state, half-piquing your interest with his late-night, "But wait, there's more!" promise. H...

Yagana Shah

5 Things You Probably Never Knew About 'The Brady Bunch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.26.2014 | Fifty

Before we fell in love with the Pritchetts and the Dunphys on "Modern Family," there was another family that stole our hearts in the early 1970s: The ...

The World's Most Adorable Island

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The so-called "Lover's Island" isn't the heart of Europe, but it's certainly Europe's most heart-shaped getaway.

Are These Weird News Stories 'Fake Or Florida'?

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy

A lot of weird stuff happens in the world nowadays. Lucky for us, it mostly just happens in Florida. Seth Meyers' "Late Night" gameshow "Fake or Fl...

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Kelly Ripa Get Drenched

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon just took the phrase "You're all wet" to a whole new level. On Wednesday, "Live! with Kelly and Michael" host Kelly Ripa faced off aga...

Take This Quiz To Find Out How Badly You've Been Duped By Snapple 'Facts'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz & Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste

Do goldfish have a three-second memory? Test your bullsh*t-o-meter!

LOL: Jason Derulo Dishes On Being In The Illuminati

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Who knows more about Jason Derulo? Jason Derulo, OR our YouTube star co-host Jason Horton. You be the judge! Though he didn't remember his fiancé'...

5 Amazing Facts About Día de Muertos

Dana Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

While the fall is the season for Día de Muertos, it's also when monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico. Legend has it that the butterflies are the souls of the deceased returning to earth.

51 Pieces of Movie Trivia You May Not Know

David Brake | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment
David Brake

#9: Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone "not handsome."

Please Do Not Read

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"The brain may die but my compulsion for useless trivia lives on." -- Molly Harper If you do not want to acquire useless information, I would sugges...