Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Climbing coatimundis, Castro's cash flow, and a culture collector

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
We are never really touching anything. We just feel the molecules of us and whatever the thing is repeling.

According to Salon magazine, more Treasury agents track Fidel Castro than Osama Bin Laden.

According to a 1999 article by W.T. Block in The Beaumont Enterprise, Jim Bowie and James Fannin trafficked slaves they acquired from pirate Jean Lafitte.

Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen Gammel, the son of poor farmers, eventually rose to become a famous bookseller, publisher, and collector of Texana. Gammel's Laws of Texas 1822-1897 is one of the most important resources for studying 19th-century Texas history.

The coatimundi's ankles can reverse completely so it can climb down a tree backwards.

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