Mental Floss

Founded in a Duke University dorm room in 2001, Mental Floss has reached billions of readers with interesting content that answers life’s big questions and uncovers amazing facts.

With the Amazing Fact Generator, you’ll discover amazing things like:

  • Opossums don’t “play dead.” When frightened , they get overexcited and pass out.
  • Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.
  • Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas dropped out of high school but picked up his GED in 1993. His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.
  • A black cat crossing your path (from right to left) is considered good luck in Germany.

Get answers to life’s Big Questions like:

  • Why is Memorial Day always on a Monday?
  • What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day?
  • Why is the American flag displayed backwards on military uniforms?

Test your knowledge on various Quizzes like:

  • Can you name these birds by their pictures?
  • Can you guess which words are trademarked?
  • How well do you know Pokemon trivia?

Google’s Smarty Pins, Geography Trivia

Are you interested in testing your geography skills?  Google has engineered a fun, interactive, trivia game that tests your knowledge of the world map in six different categories.

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  • Arts and Culture
  • Science and Geography
  • Sports and Games
  • Entertainment
  • History and Current Events

You get hints like “this is the only point in the United States where four corner states meet” and then you drop the pin as close to that location as possible. Sometimes it’s a country, city or a specific landmark.

Go to Google and type in ‘smarty pins‘ to get started.