Phone App For Your Inner Smart-Ass
Whatâ€™s the best way to be the life of the party? Have something interesting to share, of course.
Did you know rats donâ€™t possess the capability to throw up, or did you know Ivan the terrible blinded his architects after the finished St. Basilâ€™s Cathedral?
These are things I just learned. Theyâ€™re also practically useless unless I end up on Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire, but thatâ€™s beside the point.
In my weekly scan for some new way to take up memory on my iPhone I came across OMGFacts, the app!
While the current version only got two out of five stars on three hundred thirty eight reviews, the app as a whole got three and a half out of twenty eight hundred some odd users, Iâ€™d say thatâ€™s decent.
AppRats, designers of OMGFacts, have recently seen the errors of their ways with the latest update and a newer-er better-est version is on the way soon, but I digress.
This app is full of all kinds of funny nonsense that people like me get a kick outta telling people like you.
For example, â€śThe total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game is $15,140â€ť, or â€śSpace Jam is the highest grossing basketball movie of all time.â€ť
Aside from the simple factoids above, thereâ€™s a short story detailing the interesting fact below the image and headline.
I donâ€™t believe Iâ€™ve mentioned it before in a blog, but my Grandfather was in line to be a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, back when it was the big thing on TV.
(Those idiots apparently donâ€™t return phone calls; otherwise weâ€™d be freaking rich- the dudeâ€™s a genius.)
Anyhow the guyâ€™s been around the block a time or two, and he took notes the whole time. Heâ€™s full of random, sometimes useful, factoids and tidbits of knowledge. This app will make for some interesting thanksgiving discussions with him. Iâ€™m digressing again.
OMGFacts is already a widely popular website with millions of followers on the social networks, so their appâ€™s gotta be better than two outta five stars, right?
The app gives you a choice of â€śTop, Random, Vote, and Submitâ€ť all of which shouldnâ€™t need any explaining. The interface is sort of browser-esque, and thatâ€™s generated some complaints among the reviews, but I think what the app has to offer definitely outweighs the less than creative interface.
If youâ€™re looking for some icebreakers to start a conversation at the next office luncheon, or youâ€™re just a knowledge seeking nerd like myself, itâ€™s a pretty neatÂ way to waste space on your iPhone.
91% of Americans between the ages 20-35 use their phones on the toilet, and that didnâ€™t come from the OMGFact app. So the next time that awkward guy in the cubicle next to yours comes back from a long break giggling to himself, and begins to tell you about some off the wall random fact, youâ€™ll know what he was really doing in the bathroom.
Featured Image Credit: Anthony Gorrity