Fac•toid, pronounced fak-toid.
According to Wikipedia, a factoid is a “questionable or spurious statement formed and asserted as a fact, but with no veracity.” Merriam-Webster concurs that this is indeed the first definition of the term, but indicates that there is a secondary definition: a factoid is a “briefly stated and usually trivial fact.”
In this era of sound bites, texting and limited attention spans, we think a factoid has come to mean a snippet of interesting information. In fact sometimes it’s the factoids that provide the important color and texture that help fill out a picture. It’s in this vein that we share with you these entirely true, perhaps arcane, but nonetheless revealing, “fact-lets” about our history, our people and our work. None of this will ever make it into a Chambers guide.