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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, November 23, 2012, Columns

The carlsbergensis foaming gene in yeast is what determines how good a white, foamy head there is on top of a glass of beer.

Ivan Vaughan introduced John Lennon and Paul McCartney at a church festival on July 6, 1957.

When John Adams and Ben Franklin were in Paris trying to get support in the Revolutionary War, Adams grew perturbed that Franklin did not follow his own advice from Poor Richard's Almanac: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

According to the Oracle of Bacon website, Marilyn Monroe has a Bacon Number of two with Kevin Bacon. Monroe was in The Misfits in 1961 with Eli Wallach, who also appeared in Mystic River in 2003 with Bacon.

Human dander can cause allergic rashes in dogs and cats.

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