Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

108, the number of years between World Series wins by the Chicago Cubs, is also the number of stitches in a baseball.

They've got kosher marijuana in New York.

The last surviving border marker for the Republic of Texas is 10 miles southeast of Deadwood, Texas, on FM 31. Dating back to 1840, the granite marker is a nine-inch square and sticks up about four feet from the ground. One side is engraved with "Merid. Boundary, Established A.D., 1840," one is engraved with "U.S." and one is engraved with "R.T." for Republic of Texas.

Some believe soba tastes better if you slurp it while eating it and it's even better if you slurp it all at once. Soba are Japanese buckwheat noodles served in broth or with dipping sauce.

Queen Elizabeth I's teeth turned black because she ate too many sweets.

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