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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Oct. 5, 2012

Cleopatra played backgammon all the time.

7-Up was created in 1929 by Charles Leiper Grigg in St.Louis. It used to be called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda (until 1950, it contained lithium citrate, a mood pick-me-up). It was later renamed 7 (7 natural flavors) Up Lithiated Lemon-Lime and then finally 7-Up.

Actor Wally Cox, voice of the 1960s cartoon character Underdog, was a childhood friend of Marlon Brando and later his N.Y. roommate. They remained lifelong friends and allegedly their ashes were mixed together and scattered in Death Valley and Tahiti.

If you worked as a beginning detective for Scotland Yard at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, you'd get paid 24 bob (24 shillings) a week.

Penguins can act like hooligans.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit mrsmartypants.com?

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