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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, August 12, 2016, Columns

As of 2009, there are more guns than people in the U.S. (357 million guns vs. 317 million people).

Harpo Marx loved the children's cartoon series Beany and Cecil and insisted on absolute silence in the house when it came on TV. The series was created by Bob Clampett and featured a boy named Beany Boy and a sea serpent named Cecil. It included satirical references to current events and personalities.

The first blood bank in the United States was created in Chicago in 1937.

The sheltopusik may look like a snake, but it's a legless lizard. It is also known as "glass lizard" because it can break off its tail in several pieces if it feels like it's in danger.

Saying "statutory legislation" is a redundancy.

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