Ever wondered how contestants on television quiz shows know the answers to so many questions? Most of the answers seem very familiar and are almost always on the tip of your tongue. Even then, the contestants seem to get many more correct answers that you would be able to, had you been in their place. Well, here’s a great way for you to tap into all the time you spend on the Internet, to increase your general knowledge and recall skills on world geography and history trivia as well as the lives of famous personalities. This can very easily be done by using online encyclopedia websites.

Here are a few ways in which you can use these more effectively to develop a knowledge base that will very soon start impressing your friends and family.

* Spend at least five minutes a day reading up on fun trivia that interests you. Start with a subject that you like so that it becomes easier for you to remember the facts. This could be American history or historical figures of the 20th century. As the learning process continues you might feel like specializing in one particular area, or sticking to topics that capture your attention from one day to the next. Either which way, make sure that that you spend at least a few minutes of browsing through these sites to capture any information that catches your eye.

* Using websites that email trivia questions to your inbox everyday is another proactive way to increase your knowledge base. These are usually free. All you have to do is register – enter your name and email address on these online portals. They will soon start sending you daily emailers filled with interesting facts and trivia. Anytime you feel like unsubscribing, you can do so very easily in just a few simple steps. And you need not worry about getting unsolicited spam as these sites have very secure systems.

* Playing games is always a fun way to learn. Puzzles, word games, jigsaws and other varieties of learning tools are all easily available, and cater to different age groups and language groups. You will find a number of websites online that allow you to play games for free either by downloading them or playing them on the portal itself. However use a site that comes well recommended to avoid falling prey to viruses and Trojan horses.

By introducing yourself to one interesting fact at a time, very soon you will find a pattern in the trivia that catches your eye. Gradually you will start focusing on certain topics and subjects, which are much easier to master than taking on the entire body of general knowledge that exists. Focus on the smaller details and try and strive for perfection. A fact is useless unless it is accurate. And having to relearn what you have learnd erroneously is also very time consuming, something you should not set yourself up for.

And while it might not always be possible for you to find a way to test yourself, you will notice that you are gradually using what you have learnd in your daily conversations and at work. Very soon your family, friends and colleagues will start looking towards you for random trivia and interesting facts. Whether it is for amusement or a value addition to your general knowledge, you will start to feel a greater sense of fulfillment and confidence in your newly acquired skills.

Source by Jacob Ben