Useless Facts – 12/07/20

Useless Facts – 12/07/20

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…

  • Lobster wasn’t always considered a delicacy . . . before the late 1800s, lobsters were called the “cockroaches of the sea” and fed to prisoners to save money.
  • CNN has a video clip ready to air if the world is about to end.  It’s a band playing the song “Nearer My God to Thee”.
  • There have been around 19,000 Major League Baseball players in history . . . and not a single one had a last name that started with the letter X.  There are 52 whose last name started with Q, and 98 with Z.
  • MySpace was in talks to acquire Facebook in 2004 but passed . . . because Mark Zuckerberg wanted $75 million and they felt that was too much.  Facebook’s current market cap is $445 billion . . . MySpace sold in 2011 for $35 million.
  • There are 11 U.S. states that only have one area code:  Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

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