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Barnyardy, Yardbirds, Snow White, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

"Barnyardy" is a wine-tasting term meaning a wine smells like manure.

In 1916, 6 billion buttons were made in the U.S. from mussel shells – usually 24 per shell.

According to one rock historian, Jimi Hendrix liked science fiction. When he visited England, he liked to play the game Risk with Chris Dreja of the Yardbirds.

Some say the Strawberries & Bananas Pure Fruit Smoothie by Britain's Innocent drinks is smoother than Bryan Ferry. The recipe: 4½ crushed strawberries, ½ pressed apple, ½ mashed banana, ¹⁄³ squeezed orange, 9 pressed red and white grapes, and a dash of lime juice.

In the original story, Snow White lived with miners, not dwarves, and the evil queen wanted to have Snow White killed and eat her organs.

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