Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The Vikings used wool to wipe their butts.

The basilisk lizard from the Central American rain forest can walk on water. It takes about 20 steps per second.

According to a study at the University of Pécs in Hungary, women seek out men who look like their dads. Women find these features comfortingly familiar. Guys tend to look for a woman who resembles their mother, too.

North Dakota is the only state without an earthquake experience.

According to researcher James Chin-Wen Chou, climbing up steps will age you faster, adding up to about 90 billionths of a second over a 79-year lifespan.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit mrsmartypants.com?

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