Mr. Smarty Pants

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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Young Adolf Hitler once spent several months living in Liverpool with a half-brother.

The term "smartycat" was used in the Three Stooges short subject "Fiddlers Three," circa 1948, in a scene where Moe is trying to shoe a mule and is continually hit in the face by the mule's tail. He ties a hammer to the tail, says, "I'll show thee, smartycat!" He is, of course, then hit in the face with the hammer-laden tail.

One in 374 penguins are partially color blind in their left eye.

India is second only to China in the production of onions.

Chilango is a tease of a Spanish word signifying a resident of Mexico City; the word combines chile and chango, as in the spicy pepper and the monkey.

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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