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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, August 23, 2013, Columns

Due to the budget constraints, the American cast and crew (including George Lucas) of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope all flew coach to England. When Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, complained to Lucas that it was insulting for her daughter to fly coach; Fisher interjected: "Mother, I want to fly coach. Will you fuck off?"

The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks is home to the world's largest bull sharks in captivity.

Viagra is the most counterfeited drug in the world.

Sure, carrots can help your eyes because they contain Vitamin A, but it was because of the Nazis that this became common knowledge. During World War II, England used its new, secret invention of radar to fight the Luftwaffe at night. To throw the Germans off and keep that secret, England began a PR campaign promoting eating carrots to improve night vision.

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