Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- There was a Gene Autry Western in 1935 called “The Phantom Empire” where a singing cowboy discovers an underground high-tech civilization with robots under his ranch.
- There are four NFL teams that have won every Super Bowl they’ve played in. The Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are both 2-and-0 . . . and the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints are 1-and-0.
- Mussolini didn’t actually make Italy’s trains run on time like the legends said. Most of the work on improving their rail system was done before he came to power in 1922.
- The version of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with Gene Wilder was kind of a bomb . . . it cost $3 million to make and only made $4 million at the box office in 1971.