Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

It is believed the English folk song "Greensleeves" was written by King Henry VIII for his future queen, Anne Boleyn.

The leading cause of death in 1901, with almost 59,000 cases, was actually diarrhea, or other intestinal distresses. Not far behind was tuberculosis at 55,000. Pneumonia was third at 48,000.

According to Vox, teen pregnancy is at a major low. There were 22.3 births for every 1,000 girls 15 to 19 in 2015, down from 61.8 births in 1991.

According to The Atlantic, meerkats are the most likely mammals to kill their own kind, with 19.36% of meerkat deaths inflicted by another meerkat.

Texas blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins recorded more albums than any other bluesman and released at least one album a year throughout the Sixties and Seventies. And he overcame his fear of flying in 1964 so he could attend the American Folk Blues Festival in Europe.

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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