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January 22, 2003

Computer Bits March 2003 – trivia sites and facts that aren’t

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 2:01 am

The March 2003 column for Computer Bits is for the most part done. The subject is trivia sites on the Web and e-mails and virus warnings and how their facts aren’t always — a caveat lector sort of look at things. So, I pulled all the “trivia” bookmarks out of my bookmark file. Turned out I only used a few, but as long as I had them in a separate spot, I decided to put them here.


American Society of Clinical Pathology – Timeline

Camelot International – On This Day – April

Daily Globe: “J” World Dates Archive – SEPTEMBER

Dr. Mac’s Cultural Calendar

MendelWeb: During Mendel’s Lifetime (1822-1859) (not complete 1860-1884)

Minnesota Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac

PBS History: On This Day In History

pre-WWI trivia

Daily Dose of History

Dave’s Date Books and Celebrity Birthdays

Special Events for the Year 1949

Michael J Maggio’s Daily Almanacs

“inQuiry Almanack” – Thisday – November, 1997

“inQuiry Almanack” – Thisday – October, 1997

1997 Trivia

I have more date trivia links here (


Joey Green – weird

The Straight Dope: Home Page

Urban Legends Reference Pages

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Toxin du jour (Kiss My Aspartame) – The Archive of Fun Facts and Trivia

The Archive of Useless Facts and Trivia

Bubble gum trivia

Michael H. Burchett’s Notes on the 20th Century

Caligraph 3

Chicago – Trivia

A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia

Cornerstone Trivia Game

Did you know?

FCS News – Trivia Page 3

Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo – Fun Facts – Trivia Search Engine

Past Mailings: Gagler Trivia

Geography Trivia

LIST: MOVIE TRIVIA: in-jokes, cameos, signatures

Mind Uploading: Past Developments

The Miscellanea Digest

m i s s p e l l i n g s


physicians doctors who were writers poets

Santa Clara Valley trivia

“skosh” “kamikaze”

Snap:Entertainment:Fun Pages:Trivia

Tox Trivia

toy trivia


Trivia Ink Old Questions

Trivia Questions

Trivial Trivia

The Useless Information Home Page

Weird Factoids


Typewriter invented by newspaper editor

Myths about QWERTY

I have some other miscellaneous trivia information here ( and here (

I’m sure there are more than these in my bookmark file, but these will have to do for now. I’ll take out those links that are 404s when I get around to checking and add the others ditto.

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