Useless Facts – 08/23/21

Useless Facts – 08/23/21

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

  • You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than two miles away.
  • In seven-card “Texas Hold ‘Em” hands, the total number of distinct seven-card hands is 133,784,560. And interestingly, the probability of having NO pairs is LESS than the probability of a one-pair or two-pair hand.
  • Almost three times more people speak English as a second language than as a native one. English has roughly a billion people learning it as a second language . . . and only 370 million people speaking it natively.
  • William Shakespeare’s wife was named Anne Hathaway.
  • The first time two men kissed in a movie was in a silent film in 1927 called “Wings”.

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