Trivia is a dirty word in these parts. We believe that discovery casts fresh light on the shows and movies that you cherish, rewards repeat viewing and offers a glimpse into the character of the creators. They’re fascinating and surprising, but they’re never trivial because a great Did You Know… can be the spark for an evening of great pub banter or kick off a debate on a WhatsApp group. This is the place where these things matter.
We never settle for a quick scan of wiki, our Did You Know… facts come from first-hand interviews and some deep-dive research undertaken by our master word-wranglers.
Every potential Did You Know… passes stringent selection criteria and is measured against six vital questions in order to capture that rush of ‘OMG I absolutely have to tell my BFF about this’. They’re revealed one-by-one on The Companion app, but don’t appear on the website’s content feed so we’ve collected them here in the debut Did You Know… Digest so that you can catch up and share them with your friends.
We’ve also included some bonus cuts that haven’t appeared on The Companion before.
Facts From the Cutting Room Floor
We create way more DYKs than we actually use, but not all of them make it through our rigorous six-point checklist. Of all the bruised plums in our icebox, these two are our favorites (well some people’s favorites) so check them out.
Did we get it wrong? Would you share these with your buddies? Is our checklist too tough? Leave a comment and let us know.
Shoutouts: A huge thanks to Mark Rae, Adam Green, and Yoshiko Smith, three of our Kickstarter backers who made The Companion possible!
Lawrence Kao, is the Co-Founder of The Companion. He’s been working in the technology and media space since 2003.
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