Did you know that the first off topic thread was posted by the ancient Sumerians? Yeah, little known fact. Just the type of trivia we like to talk about in Kotaku Off Topic.
Here’s another little factoid. I’m viciously competitive when it comes to contests of trivia. Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, Buzz, pub quizzes and the like bring out the worst in me. Not sure why, but it may have something to do with the bitterness that there’s all this minutiae clogging up my brain in the form of lyrics to classic rock songs, Marvel comics characters and video games instead of useful information. It’s a daily struggle.
Got some good trivia for us?
- Great NY Times infographic on U.S. driving rates vs. cost of gasoline – We’re on a backswing.
- The Big Picture on BP’s oil spill disaster – Great but harrowing photos of the Gulf of Mexico drenched in crude oil.
- U.S. drug war has met none of its goals – You could buy a lot of choice weed for $US1 trillion.
- Wikipedia gets a little makeover –
- Drunk History on Frederick Douglas – American history is always more amusing with one bottle of wine in you.