Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Hummingbirds evolved in the New World tropics. The only species that stays north for the winter is the Anna's hummingbird.

The average American spends about $22 per day on food alone.

Back in the Sixties, singer Monti Rock III used to throw bananas into the audience. A former hairdresser, he released Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes in February 1975. It was one of the first disco albums to cross over to the mainstream.

When people in China rub wooden chopsticks together, it's not to get the wooden splinters off. They believe that after people die, their ghosts may enter into trees. When the wood in the trees is used to make chopsticks, it is possible the ghosts travel with the wood. People rub the chopsticks together to get the ghosts out of the wood.

The Tin Woodman of Oz was once an ordinary man named Nick Chopper.

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