About six months ago, I started buying The New York Times because I thought it would make me a better conversationalist. What it actually did was bury my apartment in stacks of yellowing papers that multiplied every week like kudzu on a barn in Georgia. So imagine my delight when I discovered “Fill the Silence” (via Cup of Jo).
Every day Ryan Chapman posts “true facts for when you find yourself in the middle of an awkward pause” to his Tumblr site, “Fill the Silence.” Each bite-sized bit of trivia is short and amusing and just enough to save a Match.com date from going belly up in the first 5 minutes.
Some of my recent favorites below (and the full Tumblr here):