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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Oct. 19, 2012

"Peebo" and "beebo" are British English for "peek-a-boo."

An estimated 64 million tons of particulate matter, about half of the total amount currently floating high above North America, comes from overseas, according to the results of a recent study of 3-D views by NASA and the University of Maryland.

Phayllos of Croton hurled the discus 95 feet in the Pythian games around 500 B.C. This would've put him in the running for a medal at the 1896 Olympic competition. And he probably would have bested modern athletes had he used modern tools and techniques.

Tina Fey has a pet ferret.

On the TV show Get Smart, Buck Henry came up with the idea for the cone of silence, and Mel Brooks came up with the idea for the shoe phone.

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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