7 Random Facts You Need to Know

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Tayla Curry helps you get your geek on for UTSoC's Trivia Night this Thursday. 

Let me guess, you're in the process of getting a group of friends together, and they're all eager to dominate at UTSoC's Geek’d Out Trivia. There’s just one problem; you're still feeling unprepared, and they're in it to win it. Who knows what may come your way? Fear not, these seven random facts will allow you to take on whatever random questions thrown at you.

J.K Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books.

Her legendary penmanship skills has made her the richest author of all time, followed by James Patterson of Alex Cross fame, and Candy Spelling - although Spelling's fortune is not just from her writing. 

The man who invented the Pringles can, Fredric Baur, had his ashes buried in one when he passed away in 2008.

Once you pop, the fun don't stop. 

Alaska is the only one of the 50 American states that can be typed on one row of a keyboard.

Still can't see Russia from there though.

At the 2010 grammy awards, Taylor Swift was awarded more Grammys than Elvis received in his entire life.

Shook up. 

At the wife-carrying world championships in Finland, the first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

How's that for bulking?

The designer of the US flag was a 17-year-old who created it for a school project. He received a B-.

Not good enough. 

Nutella was invented during World War II, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate rations.

Hazelnuts are rich in magnesium, calcium, vitamins B and E, as well as unsaturated fats. Consequently, they are good for your heart, and aid in digestive health. So really, Nutella is good for you. 

Tayla Curry is a first-year Journalism student at UTS. She’s a summer-lover at heart, and is stuck hibernating the cold away … just wishing she could afford a plane ticket to Europe.