Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm was chosen to hold equestrian events because horses couldn’t be brought into Australia under quarantine regulations.
- Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” was originally called “Starlight” and the hook went, “Give me some starlight! Starlight sun.”
- Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor named Richard Montanez at Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga, California plant. Since then, he’s worked his way up to running PepsiCo’s Multicultural Sales and Community Promotions division.
- Jackie Chan is a classically trained opera singer and he’s released more than 20 albums.
- Paula Abdul’s debut album “Forever Your Girl” had the longest time between its debut and hitting number one on the Billboard charts. It was released in June of 1988 and hit number one 64 weeks later, in October of 1989.