(updated 25 Apr 07)  

Top Ten Reasons To Know Useless Bits of Trivia
(Suggested by dorr@jam.rr.com)

10. It gets you out of playing Trivial Pursuit, because everyone knows you'll destroy them like the Romans destroyed the Carthaginians. (mr_sandmanx@hotmail.com)

9. Comes in handy at press conferences and Congressional hearings. (l2893s@gmail.com)

8. Because, statistically speaking, one is 48.6% more likely to impress a member of the opposite sex when spouting statistics. (lhill@vhb.com)

7. Being able to understand what the hell Dennis Miller is saying. (rsherman@netplexgroup.com)

6. Alien Warlord: "How many dimples on a golf ball?" Me: "333" Alien: "Your planet may live." (monetmonet@artlover.com)

5. Second only to "not bathing" for effective birth control. (ronxian@aol.com)

4. None of your annoying relatives bother you at family functions after the fifth or sixth "Did you know...". (bhsmrtgrrl@yahoo.com; deborah.pittenger@sbcglobal.net)

3. Free shooters, dude !!! (jdcoops3@aol.com)

2. You'll wow them in the unemployment line! (maxcel200@aol.com)

Damn...my secret is now out!...

1. Distracts from the fact that I don't know much about things that are important. (DaphnetheRed@yahoo.com)