Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with…
- “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally going to be called “Where the Wild Horses Are” . . . until Maurice Sendak realized he couldn’t draw horses.
- Ducks quack in different accents depending on where they’re from.
- Quentin Tarantino’s first job in Hollywood was as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of “The Golden Girls” in 1988.
- Every U.S. president since FDR has been named “Time” magazine’s Person of the Year at least once . . . except Gerald Ford. The day after “Time” made “You” the Person of the Year in 2006, Ford died.
- The longest year ever was 1972. It was a leap year, so it had an extra day, and it had two extra leap seconds.