Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Catfish hate cold water, Americans chew less, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Catfish are in every state except Alaska and every continent except Antarctica.

Alan Alda once worked as a doorman.

In trying to explain the obesity problem, Gail Civille says that Americans used to chew a mouthful of food as many as 25 times before it was ready to be swallowed; now the average American chews only 10 times.

In the small city of Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, far and away the most luxurious and opulent businesses in town are the orthodontists' offices. Not surprisingly, you see an unusually high number of people in town with braces.

A bootleg copy of Slumdog Millionaire costs about $1.50 in Shanghai or Ho Chi Minh City.

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