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What's A Useless Fact About X?

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What's A Useless Fact About X refers to a trend that was popularized on Twitter in January 2023 in which several posters challenged the site's users to name an esoteric fact they know about a specific medium. In the latter half of January, prominent examples of viral tweets about useless facts included invitations to tweet useless facts about video games and animation, among other topics.


On January 15th, 2023, Twitter user @SuperPodSaga,[1] the Twitter account for a podcast of the same name, tweeted an invitation for users to tweet "useless" video game facts they knew (shown below). The tweet gained over 17,000 quote tweets in two weeks as thousands of users responded to the prompt.

Aaron & Tommy: Super Pod Saga @SuperPodSaga What is the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know? 3:40 PM Jan 15, 2023 120.8M Views


Over the following weeks, numerous Twitter users responded to the prompt throughout January 2023. Some prominent responses to @SuperPodSaga's tweet include a response from @ChristinaTasty[2] on January 22nd about The Godfather that gained over 700 retweets and 9,500 likes in one week (shown below, left) and a response from @saltandbrepper[3] also that day about Oblivion that gained over 7,200 retweets and 66,000 likes in the same time (shown below, right).

Christina Tasty @ChristinaTasty Marlon Brando's last performance was possibly an easter egg in The Godfather game He required an Oxygen mask in old age but he still recorded some lines. Naturally they were unusable, so when Don Corleone is in hospital you can track back and hear his recorded lines. LOCKED 6 Floor: 2 ... Burrow's Armored Squadron @saltandbrepper In Oblivion, the Bravil castle steward, Dro'Nahrahe, accidentally had her home coded as a house in Bruma, a different city halfway across the world map. Every day she walks that red line until she is inevitably killed by wildlife or some other roaming threat. Usually on day one. merfell rim colovjan highlands Chorrol Valenwood". A Cyrodiil Kratch Skingrad Bruma Imperia M niberay you Elswegr man Chegdinhal Yo City it wa Bravil Aaron & Tommy: Super Pod Saga @SuperPodSaga. Jan 15 What is the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know? Show this thread Hackwood Leyawlin :

The success of the video games-themed prompt soon inspired similar tweets about other genres in subsequent days. One Twitter user introduced a thread asking for animation facts. Though the original tweet has since been deleted, esoteric facts about animation soon flooded Twitter. For example, user @Serp022 posted a fact about Invader Zim on January 26th, gaining over 1,800 retweets and 15,000 likes in one day (shown below, top). On January 25th, user @StevenVargasArt posted a fact about a The Proud Family scene, gaining over 10,000 retweets and 74,000 likes in two days (shown below, bottom).

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AOXO Matt Phillips (bigevilboss@mastodon.gamedev.place) @bigevilboss : In LEGO Lord of the Rings on PS3, the hobbits shrink. Very, very, very slowly. Aaron & Tommy: Super Pod Saga @SuperPodSaga • Jan 15 What is the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know? Show this thread ... If you adjust your power settings and leave the game running overnight, they'll only come up to Gandalf's shins. 5:07 PM Jan 24, 2023 365.4K Views Gavin Astra~☆ @ThatWolfWizard : That not only can HM01 in all games from Gens 1-3 can cut down grass but that in Emerald if you use Cut with a Pokemon with Hyper Cutter it extends the range of grass you can cut down for some reason. lol #Pokemon 0:04 111.2K views Ben Prunty @benprunty Replying to @SuperPodSaga Charles Martinet, voice of Mario, appears briefly in the David Fincher thriller The Game, as Michael Douglas's late father. 1:13 PM. Jan 23, 2023 160.4K Views : atomic NEXT CON: IKKICON @atomicpowerd Didn't want to derail the animation thread with anime BS so I'll do a little thread over here. Anime and Manga useless facts: The choir you can hear in the OPs for Mob Psycho 100 is comprised of the BONES animation staff, up to and including the president himself. powerd VAM 100 OR Lieutenant Cameron-088 @LtCameron88 Fun Useless Halo Fact: ... The XBR55 is only seen in Contact: Harvest. It was a Prototype of the BR55 from Halo 2. The Cover uses the BR55HBSR from Halo 3 (Due to it being the most recent model), and incorrectly shows 36 rounds. The XBR55 featured a 60-round magazine 36 Vinny @Shadovvlurking my useless animation fact is that mr. limpit from the 1964 film with don knotts makes a cameo in the little mermaid, i think he is/was hidden on one of the rides at the parks as well twitter.com/softwareangel/... This Tweet was deleted by the Tweet author. Learn more 8:39 PM Jan 25, 2023 9,056 Views

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[1] Twitter – @SuperPodSaga

[2] Twitter – ChristinaTasty

[3] Twitter – @saltandbrepper

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You know, I thought that maybe somebody else would mention this somewhere online, but I just looked and nobody's ever mentioned it from what I could find.

In Sonic Rush, all the way in the top-left corner of Blaze's world map is an extra pink circle used for when a zone hasn't been revealed yet. Only the bottom-right corner of it is barely visible, but you can tap it with the stylus and Cream will respond as if the player tapped on a zone that wasn't unlocked yet. I'm pretty sure it's just something a dev left shoved off to the corner by accident and playtesters missed since it seems that nobody else online has noticed this.


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