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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

As the odd person out during someone else's date, we say we are the third wheel. In China, they say that they are the big, fat lightbulb.

Chlorophyll Kid, a superhero in the DC Universe, had the superpower to make plants grow faster. He was rejected for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Fizz will leak out of a plastic bottle of Coke faster than it will from a can. Even in the new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, over 12 weeks of storage in poor conditions – a hot place with direct sunlight – soda can lose up to 15% of its carbon dioxide.

During World War II, Nazi officers in occupied Czechoslovakia were banned from driving the speedy rear-engined Tatras because so many had been killed behind the wheel.

The Greeks used the term "idiot" to mean those who remain aloof from civic duty – they were regarded by the Greeks with disdain.

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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