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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

JANUARY 11, 1999: 

The so-called "Wicked Bible," published in 1805, accidentally left out the "not" in "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Spare Tank Emergency Fuel has been launched in America for $40 a gallon and will soon be available worldwide. A petroleum derivative, it does not contain the volatile agents that make gasoline so dangerous to store.

The ocean liner Queen Mary was supposed to have been named the Victoria.

Cubby, the drumming Mouseketeer, is still working and has played with the likes of Ann-Margret, Jim Nabors, Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Lena Horne, Diana Ross, Joel Grey, Bernadette Peters, Andy Williams, and Shirley MacLaine. He recently completed a long run in West Side Story.

Porcupines have orange teeth.

The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, or the newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got any facts? Email Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.

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