Someone who loves learning and knowing and saying random facts??

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    At one end of the spectrum we might be descrbing a savant - think Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rainman - while at the other end we might consider such a person to be a rather myopic scholar. In the UK of the 1950's and 60's, we called such people "train spotters". May 9, 2017 at 18:57
  • Or a fact-lover.
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    May 10, 2017 at 3:55
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    I find this question different enough from the similar one to vote to reopen. But it would be a better question with a sample sentence. May 10, 2017 at 5:27

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Hm, maybe a "trivia buff". So for instance, if the subject were random movie facts, you could call them a "movie trivia buff".

  • Your answer would be strengthened with some documentation. But I for one already upvoted, since I believe this is the answer to the question. May 10, 2017 at 5:26

Philomath. From wiki:

A philomath (/ˈfɪləmæθ/; Greek: φίλος philos ("beloved", "loving", as in philosophy or philanthropy) + Greek μανθάνειν manthanein, math- ("to learn", as in polymath)) is a lover of learning and studying


Your context is pretty wide. However, what you're describing sounds to me like a new, budding, form of stereotype, a sign of the times, if you like.

I might just call it data-hungry.

I'd refrain from using the word "learning", though.

It's just information. As in not knowledge.

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