Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Hong Kong's Austin Road, star softball player Marilyn Monroe, and more factoids

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Austin Road runs through the center of downtown Hong Kong.

Marilyn Monroe was the top player on the softball team at the Los Angeles Orphans Home.

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that slightly more than 0.5% of American workers use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation to work – up nearly 40% since 2000.

According to a 2011 survey by USA Today, Americans are paying the smallest share of their income for taxes since 1958. The total tax burden — for all federal, state, and local taxes — dropped to 23.6% of income in the first quarter, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In 1881, Chester A. Arthur became the first U.S president with a mustache and no beard.

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