We all have it. It’s that spot in our brains where we store the random facts and pieces of random trivia that we’ve collected along the way.
Although this information can seem useless and that space could be better used for important information like where you put your car keys or remembering your mom’s birthday, for some reason, we will never forget it.
So, since these random pieces of information are going to stay stuck in your head for the foreseeable future, what better way to use it than to trying your hand and trivia. In honor of National Trivia Day on Jan. 4, here are some apps that will help you put that useless information to good use.
Trivia Crack: Not only can you have fun answering trivia questions, you can show off your knowledge by challenging friends and family with the Trivia Crack app.
With a spinner wheel, you can select which questions you will answer from six different categories and then collect six crowns to win against your opponent.
The app features thousands of questions, the ability to create your own questions, the ability to chat with your opponents and collect cards along the way. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.triviacrack.com.
Jeopardy!: If you’ve ever caught yourself responding to Alex Trebek while watching one of America’s favorite quiz shows, the Jeopardy! app lets you play along without having to go through the rigorous game show contestant test.
You can test your knowledge with thousands of clues collected from the show’s writers in categories such as sports, pop culture and world history. Users can create their own avatars and play quick games in the single player mode or you can challenge your family and friends in the Pass and Play mode.
Cost: $1.99 to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.jeopardy.com/games.
Sporcle: The Sporcle app lets you play the popular quiz website on the go. The app caters to your interests, whether you’re into sports, movies, television, music or geography, the Sporcle app lets you exercise your brain or to just procrastinate.
The app features new quizzes every day and the ability to earn badges for accomplishments. If you’re stuck you can also use helpers to get the right answers. Cost: $2.99 to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.sporcle.com/apps.
Quizzed: Quizzed is a classic multiple-choice trivia quiz game that features more than 10,000 questions from categories such as Arts & Literature, Astronomy & Space, Chemistry, Entertainment, Famous People, Food & Beverage, General Knowledge, Geography, History, Language, Mathematics, Medical Science, Nature, Politics, Religion, Science & Technology and Sports.
The app also features the ability to use three life lines and can be played offline. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: For iOS, http://apple.co/2hwgD49. For Android, http://bit.ly/2hXGylX.
Health Gorilla: If you are looking to keep track of your personal health history, the Health Gorilla app can give you all your information in just a few taps. The app features the ability to keep track of your health history across doctors and medical facilities.
You can request and store your medical records, including hospital admission and discharge records, diagnostic labs and radiology imaging. You can also share your medical charts with your family and other physicians.
The app also allows doctors to send referrals to any provider in the U.S. with a complete patient history, order diagnostic labs and radiology exams. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.healthgorilla.com.