Useless Facts – 06/14/21

Useless Facts – 06/14/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…

  • The largest uninhabited island on Earth is Devon Island in northern Canada. No one can live there because of the climate . . . but scientists can use it to simulate Mars. So its nickname is “Mars on Earth.”
  • The music video that’s been played the most times on MTV is . . . “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel.
  • Jimmy Carter is the longest living president ever at 96 years old and counting. He passed George H.W. Bush, who died at 94 in 2018.
  • The most common name for cities in the United States is Fairview . . . there are 273 with that name. Midway is second, at 257.
  • The phrase “red tape” comes from the early 1500s, when the Holy Roman Empire would use red tape to seal its most important political documents and decisions.

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