|Me, reading Goethe, at a young age. From here.|
As much as I like reading really intellectual things like German philosophy, post-modernist poetry and world economical news, from time to time I like to indulge in the trivial -- and a big, heaping wad of trivia is just the thing (that, or people.com).
January 4th was National Trivial Day --don't sweat, I missed it too-- but I did not miss Mental Floss' exemplarly list of trivial tidbits. Let me share a few or my favorites: