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Quick Facts and Cool Quotes

Brush up on trivia with the app's facts and quotes.
Brush up on trivia with the app's facts and quotes.
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Want to become a master at trivia or just polish up your small-talk for your next party? Spend some time getting bite-sized bits of wisdom with the Facts feature. In no time, you'll learn something new, such as how long it would take you to drive to the sun in a car while traveling at 60 miles per hour (96.5 kilometers per hour). The answer is 176 years. Road trip!

The Quotes feature is another way to get a quick hit of knowledge from some of the most acclaimed thinkers in the world. Tapping the icon brings up a quote, but the author remains a mystery at first. A second tap will reveal who first said those words. You'll find words of wisdom from such geniuses as Samuel Johnson, Aldous Huxley and Machiavelli. You may also discover some snarky comments from notable wits like George Carlin, Voltaire and Oscar Wilde.

These are great features to use if you plan on going out and want to drop some knowledge on the people around you. Plus, it gives you a little more variety than that one funny -- and possibly apocryphal -- story about Winston Churchill's remarks to poor Lady Astor.