Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, and more fun factoids

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Flamenco dancer José Greco (1918-2000) was born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn. Most people figured he was from Spain.

According to industry trade journal Ward's, there are now 1 billion motor vehicles on the planet.

The average time to process a foreclosure, from the initial notice to the final sheriff's or trustee's sale, recently rose to 318 days, according to RealtyTrac. In New York, the process takes an average of 966 days. Texas is fastest, taking just 92 days.

The word "budget" developed from bougette, or "small bag" in middle French. The use of the word spread to England, where it came to designate the leather bag in which ministers of the crown carried financial plans to parliament, and eventually it became synonymous with its contents.

Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs.

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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