Mister Smarty Pants Knows
Dr. William A. Cassidy of the University of Pittsburgh was asked by the National Transportation Safety Board to estimate the probability of a plane being hit by a meteorite. His conclusion: One such event happens every 59,000 to 77,000 years.
The movie Forbidden Planet was the first in which Earthmen piloted a flying saucer, rather than a rocket.
We probably wouldn't have chewing gum if General Antonio de Santa Anna of Mexico hadn't been exiled to Staten Island. In 1876, Santa Anna gave a sample of chicle to Thomas Adams, founder of Adams Sons and Company.
Stonewall Jackson liked to suck on lemons.
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