factoid


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something resembling a fact

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a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item

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Interestingly, the factoid singled out for criticism in the BMJ is the widespread belief that the country's poorest people are unable to buy affordable, healthy food thanks to the existence of food deserts.
Better to have stayed with the author's language when he more clearly (and colorfully) stated, "This factoid is a crock.
It's a remarkable factoid, but really, the beauty his music is reason enough to pay attention.
The bankers would never need to touch a bitcoin, nor a Factoid, yet they can have full access to the blockchain.
Recently I came across a factoid from an environmental group stating that reducing one's speed from 75 to 55 mph would reduce one's gas consumption a breathtaking 30 percent.
The most ballyhooed factoid in the widely covered report, available online at www.
When you're looking for a specific dance factoid, though, general-purpose sites may not have the answer.
The Monday and Wednesday editions of HealthExecMobile will feature a brief health business factoid.
factoid and many offer quotes attributed to the celebrities.
FIFTY THOUSAND of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells while you read this factoid.
Battered women's advocates have promoted the wholly fictional factoid that a woman who kills her mate is sentenced to an average of 15 to 20 years in prison, while a man gets two to six years.
Because of spectacular derating during the Heisei Malaise, the Japanese stock market is now trading at a multiple of some 17x, which is the lowest since 1975, and lower than the US market, a factoid that would be unthinkable in the mid-80s.
Thus Artforum's Joey Ramone factoid was pure urban myth.
By the close of James Edward Smethurst's learned, important study The New Red Negro, Calverton's novel fusion of Old Left and black vernacular categories looks both less surprising and more significant than it does in the form of this plain factoid.
MY favourite factoid to emerge from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is David Gest's impressive array of supposed ailments, which include nausea, hypertension and insomnia - familiar symptoms to those of us forced to watch the programme.