Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

As the divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard proceeds, it looks likely that their two dogs, Pistol and Boo, will remain with Heard.

William Shakespeare made a grammatical error when he included the phrase, "between you and I" in The Merchant of Venice.

In May 1671, Thomas Blood tried to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Disguised as a priest, he managed to convince the Jewel House keeper to hand over his pistols. King Charles was so impressed with Blood's audacity that he pardoned him, restored his estates in Ireland, and gave him an annual pension of 500 pounds.

In 1971, an anti-pollution ad featured a crying Native American man and the message, "People start pollution. People can stop it." The Native American was portrayed by "Iron Eyes Cody" who appeared in more than 80 films and many times on television dramas. He was of Italian descent and the tear that ran down his cheek wasn't real – it was glycerine.

Locks of Thomas Jefferson's hair sold for over $6,800 at a Texas auction, 190 years after his death.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit mrsmartypants.com?

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