Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

According to playwright David Mamet, depression is impossible when one is faced with pie.

Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds turned down the role of James Bond because they weren't British.

We have all been taught that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, then later learned he didn't really. So what did he do? He discovered a species of bamboo that had a higher resistance to electricity than carbonized paper, meaning it could more efficiently produce light.

The rare earth element cerium is a natural shark repellent. Sharks avoid fishhooks made with this because it shocks them.

In 2011, U.S. craft brewers posted a 13% increase in production and a 15% increase in sales compared to 2010, according to a preliminary report this week by the Brewers Association. At the same time, the overall beer market had a 1.32% volume decrease.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit

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