Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

In 1660, King Henry decreed a particular style of spoon the puritan spoon. It has a deep bowl and is the prototype for all modern spoons.

As many as a third of all fatal car crashes may involve fatigued drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And Texas – with its 3,200-plus miles of interstates – has the highest rate of severely tired drivers.

In 1926, one nickname for marijuana was "muggle." Two years later, it was called "Mary Jane."

Garth Brooks used to sell boots.

14.5% of Australians eat kangaroo meat more than four times a year. However, animal rights activists in the European Union want to ban the import of kangaroo products. According to the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia, after 40 years of commercial harvest, the kangaroo harvest is both sustainable and humane. There are over 25 million kangaroos, and they are not endangered.

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