Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Magic Johnson likes the book Jack and the Beanstalk. Darryl Hannah likes Horton Hears a Who.

Stalactites hang (has the letter "c," so think from "ceiling"), stalagmites rise (has the letter "g," so think from "ground").

What we call a highway "loop" in the U.S. is a "ring road" in the UK, Europe, China, and most Commonwealth countries. We might say traffic is slow going northbound or southbound on Loop 410, but in the UK they'd say it's slow going clockwise or anti-clockwise.

According to the Census Bureau, 600,000 Americans have commutes to work that are longer than 90 minutes and 50 miles. Those workers are far more likely than other workers to either use public transit or carpool, but overall, nearly 4 in 5 workers who work outside of the home drive to work alone.

Jaguars are good swimmers.

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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