Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- Taco Bell originally started as a hot dog stand.
- Will Smith’s part in “Men in Black” was originally offered to David Schwimmer . . . but he turned it down.
- There were more than 61 million people using pagers in 1994. That number is down to about two million today, mostly in hospitals.
- The words “Nazi” and “nacho” both come from the same Latin word, “Ignatius.” In Germany, “Ignatius” evolved into the name “Ignatz,” which was shortened to Nazi and became a generic term for German peasants before it was taken over by the Nazi party. (In Mexico, “Ignatius” became the name “Ignacio” . . . and that was the first name of the chef who created nachos.)
- Movies and TV shows that feature time travel are banned in China. So don’t bring your box set of “Quantum Leap” with you on your next vacation to Beijing.