Useless Facts – 01/15/21

Useless Facts – 01/15/21

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

  • A spotted animal can have a striped tail, but a striped animal can never have a spotted tail.
  • South Korea has compulsory military service . . . every male 18 to 35 has to serve for two years.  And there are VERY few ways to get out of it, but one of them is winning an Olympic medal.
  • The U.S. used to have more time zones than we do now . . . A LOT more.  In the early 1800s, cities could set their own time based on the sun . . . and there were 144 separate time zones.  We got down to four in the continental U.S. by 1883.
  • The last word in the Oxford English Dictionary is Zyzzyva (zih-zih-vah).  It’s a type of tropical weevil in South America.

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