Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A rongeur is heavy-duty surgical instrument used for cutting out bone. Rongeur is also a French word meaning rodent or "gnawer."

The Andean condor can glide for as long as five hours and for more than 100 miles without flapping its wings.

On April 25, 1954, Bell Laboratories publicly presented its first panel of solar cells, using them to turn a 21-inch Ferris wheel made from an Erector Set.

Madam C.J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in America, as recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. She developed and marketed a line of cosmetics and hair care products for Black women.

George Washington traveled to his first inauguration by crossing a bridge covered with flower petals strewn by young maidens. He was 57 years old.

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