User:Brightguy88

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Bright Guy logo as of 2010

Bright Guy ([1]) is an internet website established in 2000 by Benjamin Reitƶel. It was formally launched in 2004.


The website was designed with the intention of educating the general public by using interesting facts as a catalyst for prompting additional research on the part of the visitor. The essence of this is captured in the website's newest logo which combines the letter 'G' with a '?' forming light-bulb and the letter 'B' acting as the filament. The '?' reinforces the natural curiosity of the organization's founders and the 'G' and '?' also form a shape similar to the cross-section of a human brain. The light-bulb has been a recurring theme for the organization for the 'aha' moment experienced when learning.


The website hosts many facts covering a broad range of topics. Originally the website included only three pages: Astronomy, Biology and History. However as facts began to pour in additional pages were required. Currently the facts are subdivided into seven broad categories:

  • Aquatic Biology (formally 'Biology'): contains facts specific to the kingdoms of: animalia, protista, archaea, and bacteria residing in aquatic environments.
  • Terrestrial Biology (formerly 'Biology'): contains facts specific to the kings of: animalia, protista, archaea, and bacteria residing in terrestrial environments.
  • Environment (formerly 'Earth, Weather and Environment'): includes facts regarding geology, meteorology, plantae, and fungi.
  • H. s. sapiens: hosts facts related to human beings.
  • Ancient History (formerly 'Moments in History' formerly 'Past Events and Achievements'): contains facts related to human existence before the Renaissance.
  • Modern History (formerly 'Moments in History' formerly 'Past Events and Achievements'): this broad category contains facts from the Renaissance through to the present including everything from inventions, to famous people and world records.
  • Space (formerly Astronomy): contains facts with any astronomical or astrological relation.


Since 2005 Bright Guy has been operating as a subsidiary of BB Educational Resources. The organization is not-for-profit; run by volunteers not earning any revenues of any kind.