In Roman times, when you would come to a fork in the road, there would be signs up. The signs would point to three different cities. On each sign was a general census report about the city the sign pointed at.

  • Tri = Three
  • Via = Ways
  • Information on the sign about cities. 1+1+1 = Trivia.

    Today, it means a little known factoid about something not commonly known. Jeeze, isn't that ironic.