Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Madonna loves Rice Krispies.

It was once believed that a powder called usnea, made from the moss that grows over a buried skull, could cure nosebleeds and possibly epilepsy. Thomas Willis, a 17th-century pioneer of brain science, brewed a drink for apoplexy, or bleeding, containing powdered human skull and chocolate.

Chimps can't do distance running because they have comparatively tiny butts to humans.

Elizabeth Smith Miller (1822–1911) invented a knee-length dress over a pair of caftan-style pants. Amelia Bloomer, a strong advocate of the 19th century women's rights movement, was often seen wearing the garment, hence the name "bloomers."

Americans now spend just under 9% of our income on food, about 30% less than we did in 1982.

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