Have you ever been just sitting around with friends and, all of a sudden, one of them blurts out some piece of trivia? Maybe you have a Sheldon Copper ('Big Bang Theory') or Cliff Clavin ('Cheers') in your inner circle.

Well, the next time you're around a group of friends and you want to impress them with some piece of useless trivia, you have come to the right place.

Many people tell me that I'm the King of useless trivia. Believe me, its NOT a bad thing. We call it useless because it just takes up space in our brains and really has no practical use, other than maybe another friend passing it on to their friend.

So, with that in mind, here are 10 trivial facts to impress your friends with.

(ed note: These were not taken from Hasbro's 'Trival Pursuit' Game)


As of now, there is only one person who has won Emmys for acting, writing and directing. (Alan Alda for M*A*S*H)

The first TV show to be released on DVD. (The X-Files)

The only cast member of 'Friends' never nominated for an Emmy. (Courteney Cox)

The most money you could win on The Price Is Right playing 'Plinko.' ($50,000)

The painter of the family portrait in the credits of 'Family Ties.' (Michael Gross 'Steven Keaton')

Considered for the role of 'Dexter Morgan' on Dexter. (Tom Cruise, Dan Aykroyd & Ben Stiller)

Designed the Crosby, Stills & Nash logo. (Phil Hartman 'SNL')

The guest with the most appearances on The Tonight Show. (Bob Hope, 132 times)

His mother helped found and develop the Peace Corps. (Conan O'Brien)

Turned down the role of TV's 'Columbo.' (Bing Crosby)