# The Pointless Facts Test

1. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

Brilliant

You scored 70 % in Useless Knowledge!

You know a fair bit of trivial facts. You probably aced that one about the thing with the stuff... You know what I mean. Maybe someday your brain will soak up enough useless knowledge to score higher.

This test tracked 1 variable. How the score compared to the other people's: Higher than 89% on Trivia

I'm really rather disappointed in my score, I was sure I had much more useless knowledge.

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/18346850026536420419/Pointless-Facts

2. Oct 15, 2007

### Jimmy Snyder

Something's fishy. I scored 56%, and still got a 'Brilliant' designation. But it said I was higher than 99%.

3. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

It's based on how you scored against others in your age and gender. Perhaps only one other 105 year old has taken the test.

4. Oct 15, 2007

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Yeah, with only a few exceptions, once I got past the first page of "easy" warm-up questions, I realized many of the trivia sectors in my brain have been overwritten at some point.

5. Oct 15, 2007

### mattmns

31%

The first page was pretty smooth sailing, but after that I was lost!

6. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

Having read several sets of encyclopedias and any book I could get my hands on, not to mention lots of tv, I have been called a "wealth of useless knowledge". Everyone wanted to be my trivial pursuit partner.

7. Oct 15, 2007

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
You scored 82 % in Useless Knowledge!

That wasn't too bad apart from the music questions and the superbowl.

8. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

:!!)

9. Oct 15, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
The problem is when one's useless knowledge isn't useful in trivial pursuit.

10. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

No Math Trivial Pursuit?

You could always shout out complex math equations at the people playing and intimidate them.

11. Oct 15, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

78%. I always knew I was among the more useless here.

12. Oct 15, 2007

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I can't remember where I first heard it, or who said it (for all I can remember, it could have been someone here), but I've found the phrase catchy, "I'm either a great font of useless knowledge, or a useless font of great knowledge."

13. Oct 15, 2007

### dontdisturbmycircles

You scored 60 % in Useless Knowledge!

Used logical estimates for the speed/distance to pluto ones. I knew everything on the first page right away. :p

14. Oct 16, 2007

### neutrino

48%...this is pointless! Yes, those questions related to music stars and superbowl were probably the ones that let me down, too.

Like ddm, I knew the approximate distance to Pluto in AU, so that helped.

Last edited: Oct 16, 2007
15. Oct 16, 2007

### moe darklight

31% ... eww

... superbowl is football right?

16. Oct 16, 2007

### matthyaouw

Metric/imperial conversion is useless knowledge?

17. Oct 16, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Yes. Everyone knows the metric system sucks.

18. Oct 16, 2007

### moe darklight

I know... having a unit increase by powers of ten?? who created such a counter-intuitive system as the metric system?! ... it's so much simpler to have a unit increase by 12, then 3, then 5280, then 3

19. Oct 16, 2007

### matthyaouw

"My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!"
-Abe Simpson

20. Oct 16, 2007

### Count Iblis

All this useless knowledge stored in our brains cosntitutes a huge amount of entropy of the universe, as Landauer pointed out in his explenation of why Maxwell's Demon demons cannot be effective on the long run (because sooner or later he has to empty his memory filled with useless information he has used to decide wheter or not to let the molecules go from one side to the other side). :)