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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

93 percent of all people ever born have died.

The UK still has 13,000 black-and-white TVs, according to the TV Licensing authority.

Extreme décolletage was well-received in the English court throughout the 1620s, and returned to haute couture in the 1680s, too. Woodcuts of Queen Mary II, who took the throne in 1689, show the monarch with her breasts exposed (see historytoday.com).

H.W. Fowler divided the English-speaking world into five classes: 1) those who neither know nor care what a split infinitive is; 2) those who do not know, but care very much; 3) those who know and condemn; 4) those who know and approve; and 5) those who know and distinguish.

Dancing with the Stars' Carrie Ann Inaba has six cats: Boxer, Cookie, Squeaker, Taz Zeus, Mia Bubble, and Miley.

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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