I collect Trivia. I have several books of trivia, such as Guinness World Records books, books about urban legends, general knowledge books, that kind of thing. I soak up minor snippets of information like a sponge. Whenever I encounter something I don't know much about, I look it up on Wikipedia. I'm pretty good at Trivial Pursuit, but useless at anything that requires me to remember a date!
I really enjoy learning new things, and trivia is one of the things I enjoy the most. It's fun to be able to remember strange facts about people and places. Whenever I go somewhere new, I always read as much as I can about that place, including finding out minor details.
One thing I really love is urban legends. Snopes is one of my favourite websites. I'm sceptical of a lot of what I read or hear, and always check Snopes if something seems off. I'm really annoying with chain emails and Facebook memes. People seem to hate it when I point them at the Snopes entry on things that they forward me, no matter how politely I do it. I just want people to think more critically of things they see or read! Just because someone says it on the news, that doesn't mean it's true. Critical thinking is a crucial skill.
I seem to have gone off-topic. That's what you get when I write a blog post when I'm sleepy!
This post is part of my Big50 blogging challenge series.