Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- Doc Martens were invented by a German doctor named Klaus Martens after he hurt his ankle skiing in 1945 and needed a more comfortable shoe to wear.
- The underscore was originally added to the typewriter keyboard so people could underline words.
- The five most common names in movie scripts are “JACK” . . . “JOHN” . . . “FRANK” . . . “SAM” . . . and “PAUL.”
- Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan is based on a murderer’s last words. Gary Gilmore killed two people in Utah and got the death penalty in 1976 . . . for his last words, he said, “Let’s do it.” And Nike admits their slogan was inspired by the quote.
- Leonardo da Vinci struggled through his 20s and 30s, and didn’t get his “big break” and become famous until he did “The Last Supper” when he was 46.