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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Dec. 7, 2012

Gangnam style? What about Gangnam history? Forty years ago, this district of Seoul was called Jamwon-dong and consisted mainly of farmers working in cabbage fields and pear orchards.

Since 1964, Smokey Bear has had his own ZIP Code: 20252.

During World War II, Hershey's cranked out 24 million chocolate bars a week.

Unlike the movie version of Tarzan, in Edgar Rice Burrough's book, the character was multilingual.

Artist Margaret Keane is universally known as the "mother of big-eye art." Her sad-eye waif paintings were popular from the Fifties through the Seventies. In the 1960s, her art was sold under the name of her husband, Walter Keane, who locked her in a room, forced her to paint, and took credit for her work. She will be portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in an upcoming film.

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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