Ah, trivia. The little facts and tidbits of information that fascinate us and make us feel just a little bit smarter. But, as with anything, there are some pieces of trivia that stand out and that we just can’t help but be captivated by. Whether it’s a heroic act of kindness, an incredible feat of strength, or a seemingly impossible task, these 13 pieces of trivia absolutely fascinated us. 

From the incredible story of Diana Budisavljević, the Austrian woman who saved 7,700 children during WWII, to the astonishing fact that you’d need to go through 30 million pounds of sea water to get just one ounce of gold, these are the pieces of trivia that have left us in awe. We’ve also included the first satellite destroyed by Major Doug Pearson, the number of cars in Nunavut, the international outrage caused by a Chinese tourist’s graffiti, the incredibly fatal prion diseases, the origin of the word “spam”, Tina Turner’s decision to become a Swiss citizen, and more. 

So, without further ado, here are 13 pieces of trivia that absolutely fascinated us. Enjoy.

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