When you ask the internet a question, there’s a good chance that you’ll receive answers that are full of rubbish. But if you’re social media behemoth like Paris Hilton, you get inundated with the knowledge of the universe.
The famous socialite-turned-DJ took to her Twitter recently and asked her 18.1 million followers a simple question: “Tell me something I don’t know….”
She also threw in a picture of herself in there, but that’s besides the point.
Tell me something I don't know…. pic.twitter.com/bxmzLFekrX
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) June 28, 2018
But rather than troll Hilton with dumb answers or unsavoury pics of naked body parts, as the internet is wont to do, people started sincerely answering her tweet and soon she was bombarded with more facts than Wikipedia.
Seriously, there were facts about nearly every topic you can think of, such as Euclidean geometry…
Given N shapes in N-dimensional Euclidean space, it is possible to divide all of them in half with a single (N − 1)-dimensional hyperplane. https://t.co/PWiMYGbBzL
— Adrian Bowyer (@adrianbowyer) June 30, 2018
When ultra-relativistic charged particles move through magnetic fields they are forced to move along a curved path and emit bremsstrahlung, a German term for "braking radiation." https://t.co/6wGwuLUws0
— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 1, 2018
The actual meaning being the word ‘chef’…
The word chef literally means "head", the full proper title is "Chef de cuisine" which means "head of the kitchen". https://t.co/egpKAkbIyI
— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) July 1, 2018
The existence of a village named ‘Muff…’
— Tankslapper (@tankslapper) June 30, 2018
Some astronomy truths…
There are so many stars in the universe that if it weren't for all the interstellar gas and dust blocking your view the night sky would appear almost entirely bright white.
— Jesus Christ™ (@ThatHippieJesus) June 30, 2018
And my personal favourite…
Sloths don't fart https://t.co/Ccbtx5IFz2
— Dani Rabaiotti (@DaniRabaiotti) June 30, 2018
All in all, Hilton’s Twitter request to tell her something she didn’t know resulted in over 1,200 retweets and well over 10,000 replies.
We cannot guarantee that every one of these trivial tidbits are things Hilton did not already know before her fateful tweet.
But now, armed with so many facts about almost every subject ever conceived of in the history of mankind, she is now unquestionably the smartest person in existence.
Sorry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, but your place as Twitter’s resident genius has been taken over by someone who gave rise to the phrase ‘famous for being famous.’