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Mr. Smarty Pants

Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

According to News21.com, at least 28,000 children and teens were killed by guns over an 11-year period in the U.S.

Thelonious Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer ever, after Duke Ellington. Note that the Duke recorded over 900 songs to Monk's 70-some songs.

The word "lady" is derived from the Old English word that literally means "one who kneads bread," while the word "lord" is derived from the Old English word that literally means "one who guards the loaves."

According to Slate.com, $1 million will buy you 1,500 square feet in San Francisco, or 83,333 square feet in Detroit. In Austin, it'll get you 5,128 square feet.

Americans consume about 765 grams of sugar every five days. In 1822, we consumed about 45 grams every five days – equal to one can of soda. Now we consume 17 times that, the equivalent of 17 cans of soda. The American Heart Association recommends we consume less than 40 grams of sugar a day.

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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