Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- There are 18 fictional characters with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The most recent are Alvin and the Chipmunks, who got their star in 2019 . . . Mickey Mouse was first, in 1978.
- The U.S. has the highest drinking age in North or South America. The next closest is Paraguay, at 20.
- The United States military has a MAXIMUM height cutoff. No one over 6-foot-8 can enlist.
- The “Guinness Book of World Records” has discontinued some of its categories, including raw egg consumption . . . heaviest pet . . . and most beers consumed in an hour.
- Elephants have more genes related to smell than any other animal. They have five times more scent genes than humans . . . and twice as many as dogs.