Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- There’s a bridge called Outerbridge Crossing between Staten Island, New York and New Jersey. But it didn’t get its name because it’s an “outer bridge” for New York City . . . it’s named after a Port Authority chairman named Eugenius H. Outerbridge.
- “Alley-oop” started as a football term. It was used in 1957 to describe a play where the quarterback would throw the ball up high and another player would jump to catch it. Basketball started using the term two years later.
- When Jack Nicholson was 37, he found out the woman he thought was his sister was really his MOTHER.
- The word dilemma originally meant a choice between two tough options. Three options was a trilemma, four options was a quadrilemma, and so on.
- The average person takes about 216.3 million steps in their life, which is the equivalent of walking all the way around the Earth five times.