Trivia Scores Big with College Students

November 30, 2000, the world’s largest trivia Web site, is quenching College students’ thirst for trivial information.

Found at, the site recently signed agreements with two major college Web sites to put its wealth of trivia in front of college and university students across the U.S. is the exclusive provider of trivia and trivia questions to Boston-based and is sponsoring a Daily Trivia Quiz on the site, which provides localized information for college students in areas up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Visitors are able to play for “WebTix” and prizes provided by

Edelman is also providing Fun Food Facts to college and university students who browse, a New York-based Web site, which provides links to local restaurants.

“College students seem to have an unquenchable desire for trivia,” explains Edelman. “This market has provided a major portion of the growth in traffic over the last three months.”

CollegiateWeb was started in 1993 by a Tufts University student who tired of searching his room for restaurant menus and began putting food listings into a convenient guidebook. Books published by now cater to more than 800,000 students at 165 colleges and universities. The site offers games and prizes to students all over the country, as well as online area guides. enables students to connect to restaurants where they can place online orders via Web-enabled interactive menus. The Web site serves 190 of the country’s top universities and has relationships with more than 1,000 eateries.

Edelman, who bills himself as The Useless-Infomaster and a Professor of Uselessology, founded two years ago. The site has more than 20,000 trivia facts, plus 3,500 quotations and 25,000 trivia questions. Updated daily, its features include a Fact of the Day, Quote of the Day, Word of the Day, Today in History, Question of the Day, Riddle of the Day and various conundrums such as “What are hot dogs made of?” and “Where does a booger come from?”

Edelman has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including CNN and the BBC. has been featured in USA Today, Yahoo Internet Life Magazine, Popular Science, and Time Magazine, which referred to the site as “a great way to goof off at work.”, which uses the tag line “If it isn’t here it isn’t TRIVIA!” is visited by more than 750,000 unique users each month and serves up nearly four million pages of information monthly. Edelman’s weekly Useless Digest email newsletter is distributed to more than 120,000 worldwide subscribers.