Useless Facts – 04/01/21

Useless Facts – 04/01/21

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

  • Instead of “once upon a time,” Korean fairytales usually start with “In the old days, when tigers used to smoke.”
  • The first place in the U.S. to use 911 as its emergency number was Haleyville, Alabama in February of 1968. The second place was Nome, Alaska a few weeks later.
  • Jackie Chan did the voice of the Beast in the Chinese version of “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991. He also sang his songs.
  • The expression “My bad” became popular because of the former NBA star Manute Bol. He didn’t quite have a full grasp of English, so instead of saying “My fault” when something went wrong, he’d say “My bad.” And that spread.
  • Sliced bread is less than 100 years old. It was sold for the first time 93 years ago, in Chillicothe, Missouri.

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