Why is it that we can’t, for the life of us, remember to buy milk, but we know every single line from The Breakfast Club verbatim? Why do we blank on email passwords, but we can immediately recall the names of Brangelina’s twins? (Knox and Vivienne.)
Put all that seemingly useless knowledge to good use--and get a nice ego boost while you’re at it--by dropping in at one of these epic trivia nights around town:
What: Factoids and food truck fare at SoMa StrEat Food Park (428 11th St.)
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Sample question: Which popular candy brand has Sizzling Cinnamon and Buttered Popcorn flavors? (Answer: Jelly Belly)
What: Tapas, sangria and tricky questions at Asiento in the Mission (2730 21st St.)
When: Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
Sample question: Give an example in popular music where the name of the artist and the name of the song are both palindromes. (Answer: ABBA, SOS)
What: Trivial pursuits and pub food at the Inner Richmond's Bitter End (441 Clement St.)
When: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Sample question: What constellation contains the group of stars known as the Big Dipper? (Answer: Ursa Major)