Mr. Smarty Pants

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Every member of Senegal's starting World Cup lineup plays pro soccer in French leagues. Only one of France's starters does.

Fresh pineapple, mango, and kiwi fruit contain enzymes that prevent them from being made into gelatin.

The offspring of the Thai royal family's dogs Thongdaeng and Thongtae are: Thongchompoonuj, Thongnopakhun, Thongek, Thongmuan, Thongthat, Thongat, Thongplu, Thongyip, and Thongyod. And a T-shirt featuring a photo by the king of Thongdaeng has taken the country by storm.

Galileo used Jupiter's lunar eclipses to calculate longitude on the Earth.

There is a British slang word for people who count things as a hobby - planes, birds, trains, etc. The word is "anorak" and is named after the parka these folks like to wear.

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