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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, January 11, 2013, Columns

Paris used its last horse-drawn streetcars 100 years ago this week.

From 1957 to 1968, the U.S. had a plan to launch an automatic and all-out nuclear attack on both the Soviet Union and China if the president was killed or labeled missing in an attack. President Lyndon Johnson changed the policy in October 1968.

According to writer Tim Heffernan, more white-tailed deer live in the United States today than at any other time in history. And there are fewer hunters than there were 20 years ago.

Sir Isaac effin' Newton thought that the apocalypse would happen in 2060. He used the Book of Daniel to predict the approximate date.

Steven Spielberg directed his recent epic Lincoln in a suit and tie.

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