Don’t we all love this feeling of knowing some nerdy little things that others have no idea about? Today is exactly the day when you can share them with your friends and family since this day is all about trivia (which, by the way, is also a little-known fact). It’s perfect timing for both: self-education and entertaining competition with those who love learning new things as much as you do. That’s why we’ve decided to share a list of our favourite facts pulled from @mental_floss and @GoogleFacts twitter accounts.

  1. According to research from University of Scranton only 8% of people succeed in achieving their New Year’s resolutions.
  2. People who sleep less than 5 hours a night are more likely to get a cold than those who sleep 7 hours or more, regardless of weight or age.
  3. A study suggests that dogs show a phenomenon known as “emotional contagion,” where they often copy the facial expressions of others.
  4. Pocahontas is the only Disney princess based on a real person.
  5. It requires seven to eight trees to provide enough oxygen for just one person per year.
  6. Despite the sensitive nature of having an account on Ashley Madison, the most common password amongst the sites users is still “123456.”
  7. According to his brother, Vincent Van Gogh’s last words were “The sadness will last forever.”
  8. Research suggests that when someone disagrees with you, you should speak faster so they have less time to process what you’re saying.
  9. Like people, gorillas have individual tastes in music.
  10. You can cure persistent hiccups with a rectal massage.
  11. Tigers are nicer than lions—tigers share their food and males let females and cubs eat first, but lions will fight to the death over a kill.
  12. Research on migraine sufferers indicates that pleasant music can serve as effective pain relief.
  13. The average woman spends two weeks per year putting on makeup, doing her hair, and working on her appearance.
  14. During the Cold War, CIA agents used a method of communication based on how their shoelaces were tied.
  15. A study on what Disney princesses do with their time found that the most common activities were talking to animals, singing, and dancing.
  16. The English adjective for someone who has a beautiful butt is “callipygian.”
  17. Sharks never stop growing.
  18. While serotonin promotes happiness in the human brain, it is also a component of many intensely painful animal venoms.
  19. The creator of peanut M&M’s was allergic to peanuts.
  20. It’s been over 30 years since Earth had a cooler-than-average month.
  21. The Queen of England can de-knight people.
  22. You get a song stuck in your head because your brain interprets the song as an unfinished task, especially if you only remember one part.
  23. People who experience fat-shaming are more likely to overeat and binge-eat and less likely to exercise, research reveals.
  24. A study found that a woman is far more likely to give a stranger her phone number if he is holding a guitar.
  25. Just seven minutes of meditation intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice and racial bias.
  26. Only 6% of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood.
  27. You touch your face an average of every three minutes.
  28. Newborn babies can’t shiver.
  29. Studies show that dogs wag their tails to the right when they are happy and to the left when they are frightened.
  30. Albert Einstein’s last words will never be known. He spoke them in German, but the attending nurse didn’t speak it.

And if you feel like learning more cool facts, make sure to try out QuizUp. I got kinda zoned out playing this trivia game when I first tried it. But it’s worth it because not only does it help to learn new things about literally any topic, it’s also very nicely designed. I never thought that I would say this, but I simply adore my Ten-Tacular achievement and “Mad Cyan-tist” title. Besides, while playing you compete with other people or even friends of yours. It’s way more interesting than having a machine as your opponent. And it’s completely free to use!

Have a nice Trivia day everyone!