You might not know this, but we love random trivia facts.  We refer to them as useless trivia facts because they rarely, if ever come up in the flow of conversation.

But if you want to start up a conversation, you might try dropping one of these nuggets of knowledge whenever you need a subject change or simply want to talk with a friend or stranger.

The coolest thing is that each of these daily random trivia facts are 100% ABSOLUTELY TRUE and Rodeo Rick shares them each weekday morning at 7:45 am on the air on My Country 95.5 and on the NEW My Country Mobile App for iOS and Android.

Check out today's 5 random facts for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018:

1. Most of the movie “Gangs of New York” was filmed in Italy on sets designed to look like New York in the 19th century.

2. Sting the singer doesn’t own the rights to the name Sting. The registered owner with the U.S. Patent Office is the PRO WRESTLER Sting, but he lets the other Sting use the name too.

3. Mariah Carey recorded “All I Want For Christmas” in August of 1994. So they brought Christmas trees into the studio to make it feel like Christmas, even though it was summer.

4. The National Guard started as a militia in Massachusetts in 1636, which means the National Guard is 140 years older than the United States.

5. The word “malaria” comes from medieval Italian, “mala aria” translates to bad air. It’s because people initially thought bad-smelling air from swamps spread the disease, they didn’t know it was the mosquitoes in those swamps.