Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A "temblor" is an earthquake. A "trembler" can be a person who shakes with fear, or whose religious practices include shaking, or a species of songbird.

Wayne Cochran is an American soul singer known for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour. He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul, a nickname given to him by his biggest fan, his nephew Bruce Cochran of Austin.

According to a team of scientists headed by San Diego State University, there's a 50-50 chance you have something in your gut called crAssphage. Technically speaking, crAssphage is a bacteriophage, meaning it kills bacteria in the genus Bacteroides.

When Hessy Taft was 6 months old, the Nazis used her face in their propaganda as an example of a "perfect Aryan baby." What they didn't know was that Taft was actually Jewish.

When he was 14, Al Kooper played lead guitar on the 1958 novelty hit "Short Shorts" by the Royal Teens. But in 1965 he achieved immortality by playing organ on Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone."

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