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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, July 29, 2016, Columns

According to the British Office for National Statistics, in England and Wales, the birth rate for women over age 40 now exceeds that for women under 20.

Of the 705 survivors of the Titanic's sinking, at least 10 later committed suicide – a rate more than 100 times the current U.S. suicide rate.

During the winter of 1901, Robert Vandervoort of Corpus Christi became the only person who has ever successfully looped the loop on a bicycle.

Black women are now the most educated group in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. From 2009–10, black women obtained 66% of bachelor's degrees earned by black students, compared to 56% for white women and 61% for Hispanics. Black women also have higher rates for associate, master's, and doctorate degrees.

The Kingsmen recorded "Louie Louie" for $36. The FBI investigated whether the song included obscene lyrics. One report says analysts spent two years playing the record at different speeds, but were unable to come to a decision on what the words were. Their conclusion: no evidence of obscenity.

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