Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Saving the Marx Brothers' childhood home, energy-draining migraines, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
One of the earliest written works about drug addiction was the 1821 book Confessions of an English Opium Eater, by Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859). De Quincey expressed his love for opium in a form of literature he called "impassioned prose."

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Black Panther and activist, coined the term "institutional racism."

The Marx Brothers' childhood home on 93rd Street just east of Lexington Avenue in New York City is in danger of being demolished. Learn more at

Some acupuncturists think the way to get rid of migraines is to add more chi by building on the kidney meridian rather than to work on the pain, because migraines drain energy.

R&B singer Little Willie John was insecure due to his height of only 5 feet 2 inches.

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