Mr. Smarty Pants

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There are 64 people for every square mile in the U.S.

Theresa of Avila, the Spanish nun who founded the reformed order of the Carmelites in 1562, used to look for novices who knew how to laugh, eat, and sleep.

The slogan of the University of Texas' College of Natural Sciences is "Improving lives, one molecule at a time."

British explorer and linguist Sir Richard Francis Burton, who first translated the Kama Sutra in 1883, contended that a tribe of Arabian Bedouins created a language of arcane codes and warnings through a series of intricately nuanced farts.

According to Al Gore, Napoleon invented canned food.

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