Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Saltwater crocodiles, Beatles, toddlers, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
According to author Dr. S.H. Jacob, reading to a toddler is useful, but reading to a baby has little to no intellectual benefit.

In 1697, five years after the Salem witch trials, the General Court of Massachusetts declared a day of public fasting during which the people were to ask forgiveness for executing innocent people.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney fought with producer George Martin over recording and releasing the 1962 single "How Do You Do It?" (written by Mitch Murray). It didn't come out until the 1995 Beatles anthology. Gerry & the Pacemakers released it in 1963, and it went to No. 1 on the charts.

Saltwater crocodiles are more aggressive than fresh-water crocodiles.

Slave labor was used in constructing the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

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