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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

During his childhood, Nelson Mandela ate traditional Mvezo dishes – simple, corn-based meals like umphokoqo, maize seasoned with sour milk.

Michelle Dockery, the actress who plays Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey, is also a jazz singer. She has occasionally sung with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, the actress who plays her mother on the show.

Pound for pound, light roast coffee has more caffeine than dark roast. The longer roast removes more moisture from the beans. Dark roast beans are plumper yet weigh less than light roast beans.

Baseball player Ted Williams was half Mexican, a fact he tried to hide most of his life.

According to @whatifnumbers, most of the water in your soda has never been in another soda, but almost all of it has been drunk by at least one dinosaur.

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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