Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Cheap sushi, brake lights, and more
The ampersand was invented by Marcus Tullius Tiro, a slave of Cicero, circa 63BC.
In a 2008 study, teen scientists Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss of the Trinity School in New York found that at sushi restaurants a quarter of the fish with identifiable DNA was mislabeled. For example, a piece of sushi sold as white tuna turned out to be Mozambique tilapia, a much cheaper fish.
According to the Government Accountability Office, about two-thirds of foreign-controlled domestic corporations and U.S.-controlled corporations reported no federal tax liability from 1998 to 2005.
The third brake light that started appearing on cars in the 1980s is called the chimsil.