A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Knowledge - Facts

Are you ready to be mind-blown? This crazy collection of facts will have you thinking, “I can’t believe I didn’t know this!”

Add Filter

Tout icon

There’s a Very Specific Reason Why the Oval Office Is an Oval

It's not just for the sake of alliteration.

This Is Everything Your Social Security Number Actually Says About You

Tell us your social security number, and we'll tell you what state you were born in! Find out what else...

Tout icon

This Is the Rarest Hair Color and Eye Color Combination in Humans

If you have the rarest hair color and eye color combination, you're one in a million—or more!

Believe It or Not, This State Only Has Two Escalators—Here’s Why

The weird thing is, there's TONS of elevators...

These Are the Luckiest Days of the Year to Do Everything, According to Numerology

Numerology predicts many life events, believers say. When will good fortune come your way?

If You Were Born Between These Years, You’re Part of a Brand-New Micro-generation

If you had to adapt to the digital age, you're probably a Xenial.

Can Drinking Water Before Chopping Onions Keep You from Crying? We Tested This and 5 Other Methods

From chewing gum to lighting a candle, it's time to figure out which of these myths about onion waterworks are...

The Best Underwear for Your Butt Shape

Whether you refer to it as a fanny, booty, rump, or rear, the fact is we all have one. What...

How Your Nose Got Its Shape (It’s Not Just DNA)

You might have the same narrow nose as your mom, but new research has discovered that there's more to nose...

The Number-One Reason Why You Should Never Sip From Straws (And It Has Nothing to Do with Lip Lines)

Before you mindlessly stick a straw in your iced tea, consider that single-use plastics are having a devastating impact on...

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell Funky?

Ever enjoyed feasting on spears of crisp-tender asparagus and then noticed a strange odor when you pee? Numerous studies have...

11 Exotic Origins of Everyday Things

So THAT's where poker came from.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Mother, Eve

We don’t know a whole lot about Eve. We don’t know exactly how many children she had nor at what...

6 Crazy, Colorful Facts About Rainbows

Spoiler alert: There's no pot of gold at the end of this article. Your consolation prize? This information about one...

“Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler

"I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package."

Quiz! Wine Trivia that Even Ted Allen Would Appreciate

Not just for the oenophiles at the table, you too can learn quirky, shareable facts about reds, whites, and booze.

What You Need to Know About Tornadoes

Why do some thunderstorms spawn deadly columns of wind while others simply leave us drenched?

5 Eyesight Myths Dispelled

Check out five common misunderstandings about how our eyes work.

This Is Why Golf Balls Have Dimples

The dimples on a golf ball serve a greater purpose than just making it look cute—no ifs, ands, or putts.

Here’s Why Escalators Have Brushes

Contrary to popular belief, escalator brushes are not actually for cleaning your shoes.

Here’s Why Women’s and Men’s Shirts Button on Different Sides

Women's shirts have buttons on the left, while men's have them on the right. But it's not about which hand...

7 Slurpee Facts for Free Slurpee Day 2022

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day! Get the scoop on the famous drink before that brainfreeze sets in.

Tout icon

100 History Trivia Questions That Will Test Your Smarts

Think you know a thing or two about the past? Put your smarts to the test with these history trivia...