Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Clark Kent's namesakes, Lincoln's last meal, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Some say that the name Clark Kent (Superman's alter ego) is derived from two movie stars of the 1930s: Clark Gable and Kent Taylor.

According to ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, between 1995 and 2008, 82% of lightning strikes were on men.

Amount of change lost in a year in the United States: $215 million.

Before heading off to watch Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln dined on mock turtle soup, roast Virginia fowl with chestnut stuffing, baked yams, and cauliflower with cheese sauce.

According to a study by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, Tour de France cyclists live 17% longer than people who do not participate in strenuous exercise. These cyclists train by riding intensely for more than five hours a day, and then race more than 100 miles a day for three weeks.

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

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