Staggering science: How many pounds of prehistoric plant life yield one gallon of gasoline? 196,000—that’s 98 tons. Surprising sports: Why do Japanese golfers buy hole-in-one insurance? Because tradition requires them to share their luck by presenting gifts to all their friends—which can cost $10,000 or more. Entertaining entertainment: What pop singer’s birth name is Yorgos Kyriatou Panayioutou? George Michael’s. For trivia hounds, factoid fanatics, and that relative who delights in knowing it all, it’s a year of feeding the brain with tricky questions and unexpected answers.