Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

In 2004, the FDA approved maggots as a medical device.

Model Gisele Bündchen was discovered in a Brazilian fashion mall.

According to, in 2016 Olympics boxing, 250 men will compete, compared to only 36 women. USA Boxing didn't lift its 106-year ban on women competing until 1993. Back in the Seventies, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission required women to wear aluminum bras so they could preserve their ability to breastfeed.

The nickname of the Brazilian flag is "Auriverde" (Gold and Green).

According to Plutarch, every speech Cato made in the Roman Senate ended with the phrase "Carthage must be destroyed" (delenda est Carthago). There was always the reply, "Carthage should be allowed to exist," from Scipio Nasica, who was the son-in-law to Scipio Africanus, who defeated Hannibal in the Second Punic War.

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