Created By: taren on August 22, 2013


That guy who knows and volunteers a bunch of random, useless information.

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Did you know that both the "golden mole" and "golden hedgehog", native to Australia are evolutionarily unrelated to their non-golden, non Australian counterparts? The info-sprinkler knows a bunch of random trivia, and shares these tidbits of information especially when under stress or trying to impress people.
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  • August 22, 2013
    Related to Little Known Facts, which is this except it's not true.

    • Dr. Nigel-Murray in Bones spews facts off as a tic, especially when nervous. It annoys some of his coworkers, but he winds up making over two million dollars on Jeopardy
  • August 22, 2013
    • Oscar from The Office is sometimes called Actually since he tends to always have something to say about every subject. He's always right too, much to the annoyance of his co-workers.
  • August 23, 2013
    May be a TV Genius too.
    • Karl of TKKG (German kids series)

    When this trope gets subverted, the seemingly useless info will turn out to have a use.
  • August 23, 2013
    ^ I think you mean Chekhovs Lecture.

    Actually, I think the best course of action would be simply to expand Little Known Facts so that it doesn't have exclusively be incorrect info, rather than make a whole new trope.

    Especially since the name of that trope doesn't do anything to imply that the little known fact is wrong.
  • August 23, 2013
    So technically the infos they tell are Red Herring?
  • August 23, 2013
    Perhaps we can rename this True Little Known Facts or something? (Would that be against the Snow Clone rule?)
  • August 23, 2013
    No, it's only a snowclone if knowledge of the original is necessary for it to make sense at all.

    That said, it's just a bit awkward.
  • August 23, 2013
    Live Action TV
    • Cliff Clavin in the TV show Cheers was a perfect example of this trope. He was constantly rattling off completely uninteresting trivia to the other customers in the bar.
  • August 24, 2013
    Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory is constantly spewing out facts he finds interesting (even though no one else does), often with no prompting at all. Sometimes it's an attempt to steer the conversation away from something he finds boring or uncomfortable, but mostly he's just enamoured with his own mind.
  • August 24, 2013
    What about the Exposition Fairy?