Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- After President James Garfield was shot in an assassination attempt, he couldn’t hold down food . . . so for the last month or so of his life, his doctor fed him through his rectal cavity. It didn’t really work.
- Guitar Center was called “The Organ Center” when it was founded in 1959, and it sold small appliances and home organs. The name was changed to Guitar Center in 1971.
- Eating 10-and-a-half cups of sugar at once could kill you.
- Soybeans were named after soy sauce, not vice versa. The word “soy” comes from the Japanese word for the sauce, “shoyu” . . . NOT for the Japanese word for the beans themselves, which is “daizu.”