Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- The reason we capitalize the letter “I” is because writers in the 13th and 14th centuries thought the lowercase “i” looked too weak for what it represented.
- People in Costa Rica are only allowed to drive six days a week, to cut down on traffic and pollution. The last digit of your license plate number dictates what day you’re not allowed on the road.
- It’s illegal to own a pet hamster in Hawaii. The climate is too good for hamsters . . . so if a few ever escaped, they could start wild colonies that would devastate Hawaii’s native crops.
There are 29 million tons worth of spiders on Earth right now . . . and based on the amount they eat, in theory, they could eat every single human on the planet in one year. (Added up, all the spiders in the world consume somewhere between 400 million and 800 million tons of prey every year . . . while all the humans on Earth weigh around 300 million tons.)