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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Abe Lincoln was an accomplished inventor.

New York City's largest ticker-tape parade -- measured by the amount of ticker tape picked up -- was for John Glenn on March 1, 1962, weighing in at 3,474 tons on a seven-mile route.

About 8,000 people visited Antarctica last year.

The credit card was invented in 1949 by Frank X. McNamara. After finishing a meal in a restaurant, he discovered he had no cash, and called his wife to bail him out. This gave him the idea for Diners Club.

According to writer Tom Blair, politicians are like diapers: They should be changed often, and for the same reason.


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