Mr. Smarty Pants

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
By his own admission, Jay Leno doesn't like to eat out of bowls because he doesn't like different foods to touch each other.

According to New Urban News, a 24-foot-wide street is four times as safe as a 36-foot-wide street. The narrowness slows drivers down, resulting in the reduced rate of accidents.

Jack Ruby lost half of his left index finger during a fight in 1951.

In 1879, Waco became the first town in Texas and the second in the U.S. (after Omaha, Neb.) to make prostitution legal.

Doyle Brewington, a power plant designer for ESOR Consulting Engineers in Houston, has devised a new method of producing electricity from the Earth's inner heat by using a self-contained turbine shaft called a Power Tube.

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