Associations to the word «Factoid»

Wiktionary

FACTOID, noun. An inaccurate statement or statistic believed to be true because of broad repetition, especially if cited in the media.
FACTOID, noun. An interesting item of trivia.

Dictionary definition

FACTOID, noun. Something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print.
FACTOID, noun. A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope