Useless Facts – 01/19/21

Useless Facts – 01/19/21

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

  • The first-ever text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 . . . it said “Merry Christmas.”
  • The first artist to be stripped of a Grammy was . . . Milli Vanilli. Once the news came out that they lip synced their songs, they were stripped of their Best New Artist Grammy in 1990.
  • There were such low expectations for “Star Wars” that it was only on 42 screens nationwide for its opening weekend.
  • Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald in Japan. It’s because there’s no clear “r” sound in Japanese.
  • Every mammal has about one billion heartbeats in their lifetime, regardless of their lifespan. So a mammal that lives a shorter time, like a dog, has a heart that beats faster than a mammal that lives a longer time, like a whale.

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