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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, January 17, 2003, Columns

The Negro leagues had the first night baseball under the lights five years before the major leagues tried to do it.

James A. Garfield assassin Charles Guiteau purportedly bought the biggest revolver he could find because, "it would look good in a museum."

A male's index finger is longer than his ring finger, and a women's ring finger is longer than her index.

The wife and mother of Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone inventor, were both deaf.

According to Japanese scientists, plants exposed to strong light shift their sunlight-absorbing chloroplast organs away to protect against damage.

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