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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Lysol was originally sold as a feminine hygiene product. It was believed douching with a diluted Lysol solution prevented infections and unwanted odors, thereby preserving youth and marital bliss.

The Law & Order "dun-dun!" sound is a combination of nearly 12 different sounds, including a gavel and a jail door slamming shut.

You rarely see a "wend" without a "way." You can wend your way through a crowd or down a hill, but no one wends to bed or to school. But there was a time when English speakers would wend to all kinds of places; "wend" was just another word for "go" in Old English.

The Scottish sailor and American Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones later served as Kontradmiral Pavel Ivanovich Dzhones in Catherine the Great's Russian Navy in her war against the Turks, commanding warships on the Black Sea.

Mick Jagger likes to take photos and watch old movies.

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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