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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, April 11, 2014, Columns

Plants have 15-20 distinct senses, including analogues of our five.

The Bolian race was named for Cliff Bole, who directed the first episode in which they were featured ("Conspiracy") in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

India nearly doubled its buffalo production between 2010 and 2013.

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-uppers. For a fee, someone would spit dried peas through a straw at your window or knock on your door with a stick.

The term "hillbilly" may be derived from supporters of King William who left Northern Ireland and moved to Appalachia.

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