Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

According to a recent study by the Beneden Health­care Society, the average person gets 9,672 minor injuries in a 78-year lifetime. Among the injured, 25% went to sit down and missed their seats, and 50% banged their heads getting out of the car.

"Panda" is London slang for a black and white police car.

John Wayne died twice in movies trying to fight a giant octopus: Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and The Red Witch (1949).

2012 Beijing regulations allow a maximum of two flies per public toilet.

In 1838, South Carolina Gov. John Lyde Wilson wrote The Code of Honor; Or Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling, which remains the handbook guide to shooting duels. The rules specify smooth-bore pistols, not more than nine inches long, with flint and steel.

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