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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The Elias Sports Bureau says the average time of a 9-inning postseason baseball game hasn't been below three hours since 1990.

The kiwi bird lays the largest egg for its body size – up to 25% of her weight.

As fear over coronavirus is leading to discrimination against Asian people, we may forget how past pandemics have been blamed on various ethnicities. The Black Death led to anti-Semitism in Europe, cholera in the U.S. was blamed on Irish Catholics, and polio in the U.S. was blamed on Italian immigrants.

The TSA found an average of 85 firearms a week at airport security checkpoints in 2019, a rec­ord-­setting 4,432 guns for the year, of which nearly 90% were loaded – a 5% increase over 2018.

What do Queen Elizabeth II and Ringo Starr have in common with the late Charles Manson? Knitting.

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