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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

According to a 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York report, 46% of recent college graduates are now working in jobs that don't require college degrees.

If you had a Rubik's Cube in each of its possible permutations and laid them side by side, they would stretch for 261 light years!

Long before it became a shopping holiday, the phrase "Black Friday" in America referred to the financial panic of Sept. 24, 1869 when two of the rottenest Tammany Hall robber barons cornered the gold market, sent prices plummeting and ruined many a good fortune for others.

The Cracker Jack Co., which also makes Campfire brand marshmallows, was having a hard time selling them, so it created a short-lived cookbook by Marcia Camp. The only "successful" recipe included in it used marshmallows with sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a study shows that talc, a powdery mineral used in thousands of consumer products, is often tainted with asbestos, a carcinogen.

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