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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

FEBRUARY 1, 1999: 

Most of the larger pieces of stone money on the South Pacific Island of Yap are never moved, they only change ownership.

After leaving baseball, hall of famer Morris "Moe" Berg became a U.S spy.His espionage activities began while touring Japan with an all-star team in 1934, during which he filmed Tokyo Harbor and military installations.

When you eat a fig, you are eating a flower, not a fruit!

International Falls, Minnesota holds the record for the coldest place in the lower United States. This fact is used to boost the economy, as it is the site for cold weather testing of cars and batteries. The city claims it is the Icebox of the Nation.

People who are achromatopic are color-blind.

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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