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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

JANUARY 19, 1999: 

According to one authoritative source, in the sexual world of domination in Austin there are more slaves than masters.


A new psychological disorder has recently been recognized called "titanicitus." The term describes people who have seen the film Titanic at least 10 times. Psychology professor Jonathan Freeman has said that the symptoms are due to a "mass contagion."


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spoke eight languages fluently; she was exposed to six of them before she was six.


According to USA Today, only 8% of computer failures due to the Y2K problem will occur at midnight, Dec. 31, 1999. The majority of Y2K problems will take the following two years to surface. ATMs are the least likely computer failure expected.


Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 th of a calorie.


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? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.


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