Yes, that is the sorry lead-in to today's Japanese nubbin. The word is 豆知識 (まめちしき), which literally means "bean knowledge." ALC defines it as "bits of knowledge," so I imagine you're supposed to visualize little scattered knowledge beans. Rikai-kun also offers "trivia" as a possible definition.
I know there are other (perhaps more ubiquitous) terms for "trivia," so I just did a cursory couple of searches.
「トリビア」turns up almost 4 million results.
「豆知識」, meanwhile, comes up with 28 million. Judge for yourself.