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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, June 26, 2015, Columns

There is a phone number in the Dallas area code that is also a 10-digit prime number, and the line is always busy.

According to Dan Castellaneta, the original inspiration for Homer Simpson's voice was the late actor Walter Matthau.

Gustave Eiffel built himself a cozy apartment near the top of the Eiffel Tower. After being off-limits for many years, the apartment is on display for visitors to come and peer into, and contains many of the original furnishings.

Up to 25% of the honey badger's omnivorous diet consists of venomous snakes.

According to The Washington Post, despite an increase in support of gun rights, the number of U.S. households that owned guns dropped to a 40-year low in 2014. Last year, 32% of U.S. households owned guns, compared to 54% in 1977.

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