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20th May '16 2:17:31 AM Acebrock
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* Black cab drivers in London are required to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the metropolitan area's streets, landmarks, and current places[=/=]events of interest. In order to do so, they have to pass an exam called "The Knowledge", where examiners call out start and end points and the exam-taker has to call out the directions as the examiner throws in twists that require detours. The exam requires multiple sittings and takes at least 18 months to complete. It is so grueling that prospective cab drivers' brains ''physically change'' during preparation.
23rd Mar '16 2:33:16 PM JoeG
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* Series/{{Cheers}} has Cliff Clavin, who mixes this trope with LittleKnownFacts and a dash of FeigningIntelligence, leaving everyone never quite sure whether [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the latest bit of trivia is one of the accurate facts or not]].

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* Series/{{Cheers}} ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' has Cliff Clavin, who mixes this trope with LittleKnownFacts and a dash of FeigningIntelligence, leaving everyone never quite sure whether [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the latest bit of trivia is one of the accurate facts or not]].
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'': Detective Arthur Dietrich can always be counted on to know more than anyone else in the precinct about any obscure topic.
4th Dec '15 5:59:21 PM bombadil211
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[[AC:RealLife]]
* Black cab drivers in London are required to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the metropolitan area's streets, landmarks, and current places[=/=]events of interest. In order to do so, they have to pass an exam called "The Knowledge", where examiners call out start and end points and the exam-taker has to call out the directions as the examiner throws in twists that require detours. The exam requires multiple sittings and takes at least 18 months to complete. It is so grueling that prospective cab drivers' brains ''physically change'' during preparation.
29th Nov '15 3:06:39 AM SamCurt
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* Kazuhiko Kozuka "[[RedBaron of Socials and Sciences]]" in ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' has the tendency to provide exposition on bits of factoid.
14th Oct '15 3:53:28 PM StFan
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* The Devil's Dictionary in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' qualifies, but then, he's a ''dictionary demon''...

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* The Devil's Dictionary in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' qualifies, but then, he's a ''dictionary demon''...
1st Sep '15 8:07:35 AM HarveyWallbanger
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* Noriko Null from ''Literature/BeyondTheImpossible''. In addition to being superhumanly smart, every single information known to mankind has been uploaded into her brain. And every new information is upgraded about once a month, provided she’s on the planet.
23rd Jun '15 7:01:06 AM Scorpion451
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* Series/{{Cheers}} has Cliff Clavin, who mixes this trope with LittleKnownFacts and a dash of FeigningIntelligence, leaving everyone never quite sure whether [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the latest bit of trivia is one of the accurate facts or not]].
30th May '15 1:34:31 PM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* Ignatius Prindable in ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael'' is mostly interested in math and biology, but he tends to rattle off random facts about all kinds of different topics even if they have nothing to do with what the characters are talking about.
10th May '15 11:48:50 PM nombretomado
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* The Hermit, one of the TAROT villains from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', retains a perfect memory of everything he ever experienced from the time of his childbirth, and is a voracious reader. He's also one of the world's smartest people, allowing him to put his Encyclopedic Knowledge of ''everything'' [[CrazyPrepared to use against his opponents]]. He's a villain the heroes hate going up against, simply because he's so annoyingly effective.

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* The Hermit, one of the TAROT villains from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', retains a perfect memory of everything he ever experienced from the time of his childbirth, and is a voracious reader. He's also one of the world's smartest people, allowing him to put his Encyclopedic Knowledge of ''everything'' [[CrazyPrepared to use against his opponents]]. He's a villain the heroes hate going up against, simply because he's so annoyingly effective.
28th Apr '15 7:03:49 PM Alvin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po has an impressive knowledge of martial arts lore and philosophy, although the [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness the TV series]] has him realizing that there is far more to learn.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po has an impressive knowledge of martial arts lore and philosophy, although the [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness the TV series]] has him realizing that there is far more to learn.
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