Hi, my name is Derek, and I’m a trivia junkie.

So you see, I’ve always been a seeker of information, and my brain is loaded with a lot of facts that occasionally come in handy, but mostly just occupy space.

NERD ALERT: I DVR Jeopardy!, for crying out loud. I’ve had three in-person auditions for the show and made it into the pool of potential contestants┬áthe last time around (I never got the call before my 18-month “term” expired). As a kid, books like “The Trivia Encyclopedia” and each year’s “World Almanac” occupied my shelves.

Because this is just the way I’m wired, I’ve been toying with the idea of sharing a daily factoid for a while. Now I think I’m ready to roll with it. Or at least close enough to give it a go.

I’m planning – at least for the moment – to share interesting, bite-sized information along the lines of “did you know?” I’ll try to add a brief introduction/commentary to set it up. I may also use this to debunk something incredibly ridiculous (think “Facebook is going to start charging”), so maybe – just maybe – I’ll be performing a public service of sorts. Look for the first in the Fact O’ the Day series later today.

So if you’re like me and enjoy a bit of trivia, stop by each day to see what I’m talking about. Let me know what you think of this new feature share your own in the comments section, and by all means, add your own factoids in the comments section.

Here goes nothing …

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