Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Telma Hopkins of Tony Orlando and Dawn is the voice you hear on Issac Hayes' song "Shaft," that tells him, "Shut your mouth."

Some say French toast was invented in 1724 by Albany, N.Y., tavern owner Joseph French.

Although everyone calls that all-purpose handyman's friend "duct tape," it is more properly styled "duck tape" - the original name of the cloth-backed, waterproof adhesive developed for the U.S. Army to keep moisture out of ammunition cases.

Gen. Zou Zong-Tang (1812-1885) was a general of the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty of China. He was also known as Gen. Tso, as in General Tso's Chicken, and was responsible for suppressing Muslim uprisings.

Pitcher Satchel Paige played pro baseball from 1924 to 1967, starting in the Negro leagues and ending in the major leagues.

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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