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The word can also be used to describe a particularly insignificant or novel fact, in the absence of much relevant context.

Factoid is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Factoid books and related discussion.

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Analysis of Factoid Questions for Effective Relation Extraction
Factoid questions comprise a significant fraction of all user queries submitted to used in answering factoid questions quickly and accurately [5].
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The ESPN Stats & Info folks passed on an interesting little factoid: of Price's 184 strikeouts this year, 128 of them have come on his fastball. That's 30 more strikeouts with a fastball than the pitcher in second-place, Bartolo Colon. Yikes.
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By Stuart Chirls True factoid: Patch has spotted a “MCCOOLS” license plate in northern New Jersey.
Royals: Chen makes case for 2012
…COOL FACTOID: Chen is the only person to do it twice and KC is the only team to do it three times. The other item to pull from this is that nearly all of these games were early in the season – presumably when a pitcher's arm is the strongest.
In Hurricane Mode, WNYW Calls In Robert Moses
The name of the Fox O&O's rookie reporter provided anchors Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto an opportunity to spice up their ongoing coverage of the storm and also share an interesting factoid about WNYW's Ernie Anastos.

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Factoid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A factoid is a questionable or spurious—unverified, incorrect, or fabricated— statement presented as a fact, but with no veracity.
Factoid - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print. 2. : a briefly stated and usually trivial fact.
Originally “factoid” was an ironic term indicating that the “fact” being offered was not actually factual.
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