Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Spongebob Squarepants, sloppy signifying, and stunning cell-block statistics

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
In a recent study, the Century Foundation found that a family with two earners today actually has less discretionary income, after fixed costs like medical insurance and mortgage payments are accounted for, than did a family with only one breadwinner in the 1970s.

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants, taught marine biology before going into the animation business.

The word "hooch" comes from the Hoochinoo Indians of Alaska, who made a liquor dubbed "hoochinoo" or "hoch" by American soldiers in the 1860s.

According to its formal definition, the expression "willy-nilly" should not really be used to signify "any old way." It really means "willing or not" (more like the Latin phrase nolens volens).

One out of every 75 men living in the U.S. is in prison or jail.

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