Is it a factoid?
My aunt, who worked at Time, Life Inc., used to say that the true story was the one which was entertaining. She was a factoidophile.
|From Bartleby.com, a definition of factoid:|
Similarly, factoid originally referred to a piece of information that appears to be reliable or accurate, as from being repeated so often that people assume it is true.
Factoid has since developed a second meaning, that of a brief, somewhat interesting fact, that might better have been called a factette. ... Many Panelists prefer terms such as statistics, trivia, useless facts, and just plain facts in this sentence.
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