Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- The first thing anyone bought online in a secure retail transaction was Sting’s CD “Ten Summoner’s Tales” in 1994. A guy from Philadelphia bought it from a company called Net Market in New Hampshire.
- In the early 1900s, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was considered a delicacy and only eaten by rich people. But by the 1920s, the price of peanut butter went way down, and PB&J’s became more popular.
- In an NHL game, if all of a team’s goalies are injured, the team has the option to suit up anyone as their goalie . . . even someone from the stands.
- Colgate started selling a line of frozen dinners in 1982 . . . but they failed miserably because people associated their logo with toothpaste, not good food.
- The first person to use the phrase “founding fathers” was Warren G. Harding, when he accepted his party’s nomination for president in 1920.