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Piecemeal knowledge-building

I love stuff like this. “UK-based design studio Young” lets “anyone…submit a lesser known fact and since August an illustrated fact has appeared everyday.” It’s called Learn Something New Everyday. (via PSFK)

Trivia is my favorite way to remember things and learn history. I always wish that more companies would put their history on their products. Maybe it would only appeal to history nerds but since I am one, I’d be happy with it.

I wonder if trivia is actually an effective way to ignite an interest in history. It seems like the whole idea of rote fact recitation doesn’t appeal to many school kids. Personally, I always liked history as colorful narrative. It’d be interesting to see history learned through trivia using Manuel De Landa’s organizational principle, history as non-linear.

 

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