Useless Facts – 07/13/21

Useless Facts – 07/13/21

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

  • Austria derives its name from the German word for “East” . . . and Australia gets its name from the Latin for “South.”
  • 80% of the pretzels in the U.S. are made in Pennsylvania.
  • Pop-Tarts’ sales went up EVERY YEAR from 1982 to 2014.  And it’s possible they’re still going up . . . that’s just the last time Kellogg’s announced any Pop-Tarts stats.  On a potentially related note . . . local Wal-marts DO stock up on Pop-Tarts before storms.
  • Since the NFL draft began, 40% of the number one picks have been quarterbacks.  That’s 34 out of 86.  It’s been even more popular in recent years, with 16 of the past 21 #1 picks being QBs.
  • It would take five minutes to knock someone out by holding a rag soaked with chloroform under their nose . . . not two seconds like it does in movies.

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