Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Why's everybody always pickin' on me?

Charles Schultz did not like calling his comic strip Peanuts.

Americans work on average two hours out of every day to pay for their cars. A bicycle costs only 3.84 minutes.

More than 30 million Chinese people live in caves, many of them in Shaanxi province. A 750-square-foot cave with three rooms and a bathroom can be advertised for sale at $46,000. A simple one-room cave without plumbing rents for $30 per month.

Actress Demi Moore's recent medical emergency and the subsequent release of the 911 tape related to the incident has led state assemblywoman and former 911 dispatcher Norma Torres (D-Pomona) to consider a revision to California Public Records law that will allow for 911 calls to be classified in the same manner as medical records, and therefore kept private.

Over time, astronauts come to resemble Charlie Brown. Lack of gravity causes their faces to get rounder.

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