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

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain