Mr. Smarty Pants

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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The Boston Cream Donut is the official donut of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

By his own admission, in his younger days, Tom Hanks once bellhopped for legendary comedian Slappy White. While loading a suitcase into White's trunk, Hanks may have damaged golf clubs that were also in the trunk.

Rev. Jim Jones used to sell monkeys door to door in order to finance his first pulpit in Richmond, Indiana.

Gin was invented around 1650 in the Netherlands by Dr. Sylvuis, also known as Franz de la Boé, a professor of medicine at Leiden, Holland. Originally, he intended it as a remedy for kidney disorders.

Peanuts have more protein than steak, more fat than cream, and more food energy than carbohydrates.

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