Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the 3300 block of Magazine Street in New Orleans' French Quarter.

According to Sir Peter Ustinov, Beethoven borrowed the last movement of his Pastoral Symphony from a "hymn to agriculture" written by the French composer Lefebvre.

The Campbell Soup label became red and white in 1898.

According to one British TV program, some larger dinosaurs had two brains --one in their head and one in their hip. The hip brain was used to coordinate the dinosaur's movement and was larger than the one in the head.

The first fictional description of a nuclear weapon is included in Robert Cromie's novel The Crack of Doom (1895).

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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