Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The widest street in Europe, the true meaning of the word 'buster,' and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
In air-intercept speak, "buster" is a code meaning, "Fly at maximal continuous speed or power."

Scientists have recently identified a virus previously unknown in the United States that has killed millions of honeybees. The mysterious deaths have struck between 50% and 90% of America's commercial honeybee hives.

O'Connell Street in Dublin is the widest street in Europe.

Seventy-four percent of American babies born in 2004 were breast-fed for at least some time, which is just shy of the government's goal of 75%. This represents a huge leap since 1971, when the breast-feeding rate was just 25%, the lowest point since the feds started keeping records.

The real name of "Kill My Landlord" by Tyrone Green, aka Eddie Murphy, is "Images."

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