Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- King Richard the Third’s bones were found in England more than five centuries after he died by a woman named Philippa Langley . . . who was researching the king for a screenplay she wanted to write. (That movie never happened . . . but now there IS one in the works about Philippa’s discovery.)
- Ulf Ekberg is one of the original members of Ace of Base. And he got his start in a neo-Nazi band called Commit Suicide.
- There are at least 22 children in the U.S. whose parents named them ESPN.
- The only major building in Tokyo that Godzilla has never destroyed in a movie is the Imperial Palace, out of respect to the emperor.
- There are two songs in history that spent 10 weeks at number two on the Billboard chart without ever making it to number one: “Waiting for a Girl Like You” by Foreigner in 1981 and ’82 . . . and “Work It” by Missy Elliott in 2002 and ’03.