Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- “Pulp Fiction” was in theaters closer to the moon landing than to today. It came out in 1994, which was 25 years after the moon landing . . . and 26 years from right now.
- No one knows for sure when the fire hydrant was invented . . . because the patent was lost in a fire at the U.S. patent office in 1836.
- The person who gets credit for pushing Canada’s universal health care is Tommy Douglas, a former Premier from Saskatchewan and Kiefer Sutherland’s grandfather.
- Amazon named one of its buildings in Seattle after its first customer. He’s a software engineer named John Wainwright who bought a computer book for $27.95 in 1995.
- Blink 182 released their album “California” on July 1st, 2016, because that’s the 182nd day of the year. Except they forgot it was a leap year, so it turned out to be the 183rd day.