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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Napoleon led 600,000 men into Russia. About 30,000 survived.

France gives out medals to citizens who raise several children with dignity.

The Marx Brothers did a silent movie in 1921 called Humor Risk. Harpo played the leading man, a detective named Watson. The film is presumed lost.

Bears don't pee for five months while they're hibernating. Speaking of bears, as caribou migration routes have moved north, grizzlies have followed and started mating with polar bears (the two species diverged about 150,000 years ago).

"Eve teasing" is a phrase used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal to describe the sexual harassment of women by men in public. "Eve" refers to the biblical Eve, and implies that the woman is in some way sinful or responsible for the harassment she experiences.

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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