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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Oct. 12, 2012

Babe Ruth once lived in Itzhak Perlman's apartment.

According to the Harper's Index, as of March 2000, there were 12 Playboy centerfold models since 1959 whose bios claimed their favorite book was by Ayn Rand.

According to author Colin White, companies like Ikea design products not around things like aesthetics, but to ensure that, for instance, more mugs would fit on a pallet. After design changes, they could fit 2,204 mugs on a pallet, rather than the original 864, which created a 60% reduction in shipping costs.

In the early 1950s, more than 30% of federal revenues came from the corporate income tax — in 2011, that figure was 7.9%.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono liked the alias Reverend Fred and Ada Gherkin.

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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