Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Buzzards and vultures, bras and panties, and more and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

According to the BBC, more than half the world works off the books. That's $10 trillion. This does not include criminal activity.

The late Kim Jong-il liked lavish stage shows by North Korean performers. He also owned more than 20,000 videos and DVDs and counted Elizabeth Taylor among his favorite actresses.

369,629 people died on America's roads between 2001 and 2009.

Buzzards and vultures are two different birds, and they have different meanings in North America and Europe. In the U.S., buzzards are chicken hawks. Vultures have bald heads and curved beaks and are neat eaters, while hawks are smaller and messy eaters.

Thirty-four percent of women like to match their bras to their panties.

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