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By Mr. Smarty Pants, Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Every day, at the end of the workday in China, they play the Kenny G song, "Going Home," to encourage workers to go home.

An apron was originally called a napron. If you go all the way back to Latin, you can trace the roots of "apron" to the word "mappa" which meant both tablecloth and map because if you spread a large map out on a table, it's a lot like a tablecloth.

"Weird" Al Yankovic has parodied or covered more than 30 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

According to the Journal of Climate, almost no Americans die from lightning strikes anymore. But in the first half of the 20th century, about 400 people were killed by lightning annually. In 2013, there were 23 such deaths.

Of the 7.1 billion people living in 2013, 2.7 billion – 38% – had Internet access.

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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