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

Gene Pitney was one of the first American musicians to play on a Rolling Stones record. He played piano on "Little by Little" from their debut album.

It's not uncommon for all gas stations in the same town in Ontario to charge the same amount of money per gallon of gasoline. Same in some towns in Mexico and Sri Lanka.

According to economists, it takes 34 minutes of working at minimum wage to earn a Big Mac in the United States, compared to 22 minutes in New Zealand and France, and just 18 in Australia. A worker in India would have to work about six hours.

The Oscar trophy is worth about $150.

Many Founding Fathers were younger than 40 years old in 1776, with several qualifying as Founding Teenagers or Twentysomethings.

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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