Mr. Smarty Pants
By R.U. Steinberg
MARCH 1, 1999:
Cadillac was the first car with an electric starter.
According to one theory, the singing of "ahh ... " in the original
Star Trek theme was actually not a soprano singing, but a type of instrument called
a theremin. Another theory is that it really was a person, Lilly Jean Newman, a singer at Desilu Studios.
Cynthia Rodriguez, last year's winner at Laredo's Jalapeño Festival, downed
91 jalapeños in 15 minutes.
According to one story, Japanese brewer Asaka has created "Suiso"
beer, which is bubbled with hydrogen instead of the usual carbon dioxide. This supposedly
makes it easier to sing soprano, which may come in handy at karaoke sing-along bars
The Austin Music Network set a record for most live bands on a live TV show: 102
live bands in 25 hours.
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 facts? Email Mr. Smarty Pants at firstname.lastname@example.org.