Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The accepted date for the end of World War II is Aug. 14, 1945. However, Japan did not formally surrender until Sept. 2, 1945.

Ever seen a "swile"? That's old whaler slang for seals. A "woggin" is a penguin.

In the 1948 Western film Four Faces West (They Passed This Way), not one gunshot was fired. The film, which starred Joel McCrea, bombed at the box office.

The pilgrims on the Mayflower dropped anchor in Plymouth Harbor on Dec. 16, 1620. On Dec. 21, the first landing party went ashore at the site of what would later become the settlement of Plymouth.

Winnie the Pooh has streets named after him in Warsaw (Ulica Kubusia Puchatka) and Budapest (Micimackó utca).

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