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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, February 4, 2022, Columns

By his own admission, Paul McCartney likes to cut his bagels into three slices when he makes layered sandwiches.

The Studebaker Automobile Company was a sponsor of the Mr. Ed TV show.

There is a "Door to Hell" near Darvaza, Turkmenistan. It's actually a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern that's now continuously burning. Not to be outdone, there is a "Well of Hell" in eastern Yemen filled with snakes, which locals believe is a genie-infested gateway to the underworld.

Vulnerabilities in software are known as "zero days" because tech companies have zero days to fix the problem or suffer the consequences. A zero day is also a software bug that allows hackers to break into computer networks invisibly until discovered.

British researchers have concluded that in medieval times, horses were the size of current day ponies.

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