Useless Facts – 03/11/21

Useless Facts – 03/11/21

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

  • The most serious crime in ancient Rome was killing a parent . . . the punishment was being sewn into a bag with a monkey, snake, dog, and chicken, and then thrown into a river to drown.
  • For the first five U.S. presidential elections, only white men who owned property could vote.
  • The world record for bench press was 364 pounds in 1916. It’s now more than TRIPLE that . . . a guy named Will Barotti bench pressed 1,105 pounds in last year.
  • In Europe, Cool Ranch Doritos are called Cool American Doritos.
  • The tongue twister “She sells seashells by the seashore” was inspired by a female paleontologist named Mary Anning who sold fossils out of a little stand on Dorset Beach in England in the early 1800s.

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