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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, June 11, 2010, Columns

Woody Allen did an ad for Smirnoff Moscow Mule.

Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses.

The Constitution says that senators and representatives are to be paid out of the public funds, and the president, judges, and justices will also be paid, but the vice president's compensation is not mentioned.

The term "Danish," referring to a type of pastry, was not named because of Denmark, but it did derive from L.C. Klitteng, a Danish baker who worked at Gertner's Restaurant in Manhattan from 1915 to 1920. Danes referred to the dough they used as Vienna bread.

Social media has overtaken porn as the No. 1 Internet activity.

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