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Useless Facts – 06/16/21

Useless Facts – 06/16/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with… The company that makes Swiss army knives is Victorinox. They’ve been in business since 1884 . . . and they’ve never laid off an employee. The movie “A Christmas Story” is based on some short stories that were…read more »

FINALLY!

FINALLY!

I posted recently how my mailbox had been hit by reckless drivers seven or eight times since I lived in my former house. None of the offenders had stopped to apologize and make amends for their mistakes. Until now! The most recent (and the last, by the way, because I just moved) left a business…read more »

What Is Your Favorite Snack?

What Is Your Favorite Snack?

Here is Brooks’ weekly blog… Thank you to a monk from Italy, who in 610 A.D. created the best snack this planet has ever eaten, the PRETZEL!!! According to The History of Science and Technology, the monk baked strips of dough that he folded into a shape resembling a child crossing its arms in prayer.…read more »

Useless Facts – 06/15/21

Useless Facts – 06/15/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with… Weezer’s first gig ever was in 1992 when they opened for . . . Keanu Reeves’ band Dogstar. The whitest state in the U.S. is . . . Maine. 93.1% of the population is White. Vermont is next,…read more »

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…read more »

Chili Cook Off For United Way Of Pitt County

Chili Cook Off For United Way Of Pitt County

Friday, June 11th, the City of Greenville and Greenville’s EMS/Fire Departments all came together to cook up their best chili to see who has the best. This event was supposed to take place in the Five Points Plaza but due to the weather it had to be moved inside to the Jarvis Memorial United Methodist…read more »

Useless Facts – 06/11/21

Useless Facts – 06/11/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with… For the state of Texas to have the population density of New York City, every single person in the world would have to live there. Reading silently to yourself is a relatively new development. People have been writing…read more »

Useless Facts – 06/10/21

Useless Facts – 06/10/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with… The Pledge of Allegiance was originally created as a marketing scheme to help sell more flags to public schools. The employees at Disney parks aren’t allowed to point with one finger, because it could be seen as a…read more »

Useless Facts – 06/09/21

Useless Facts – 06/09/21

Every morning around 8:15am Brooks gives you one minute of Useless Facts to impress your friends with… The word for one piece of ravioli is “raviolo.” Not that the original version of “The Exorcist” needed to be any scarier . . . but it turned out one of the actors from it was a real-life…read more »

Hi-C Orange Lavaburst Is Back AT McDonald’s

Hi-C Orange Lavaburst Is Back AT McDonald’s

Editorial credit: Patcharaporn Puttipon 636 / Shutterstock.com Here is Brooks’ weekly blog… July of 2017 was a sad month for the fast-food world.  McDonald’s announced that Hi-C Orange Lavaburst is being taken off the menu. Hi-C Orange Lavaburst has been on McDonald’s menus all across the world since 1955 and has been a staple ever…read more »

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