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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, May 15, 2015, Columns

Honda's first product was a motor for a bike (1946).

One can use the starch derived from tubers of greenbrier to make vegan Jell-O shots. Greenbrier is a viny plant that grows in Texas.

The hospital of choice for the royal Windsor family, St. Mary's in Westminster, is famous for being the site of the development of both heroin (diacetylmorphine), in 1874 – and penicillin (penicillium chrysogenum), in 1928.

Ted Nugent is on the NRA board of directors.

According to the Office for National Statistics, in England and Wales 390,127 people (almost 0.8%) stated their religion as Jedi on their 2001 census forms, surpassing Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism, and making it the fourth largest reported religion in the country.

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