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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

MARCH 2, 1998:  Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

A recent study by Italian scientists showed that male impotence can be cured by sending men on a virtual-reality (VR) journey through their youth. In a trial involving 50 men, some as old as 75, a success rate of 84% was achieved.

God is a single parent.

Campbell Soup cans' famed red and white labels were adopted after a company executive went to a Cornell football game in 1898 and admired the school's uniforms in those colors.

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? E-mail: mrpants@auschron.com

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