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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

MARCH 23, 1998: 

In his song, "Point It at Gran," Robyn Hitchcock mentions "flan."

If you're worried about a plane crash, Delta Air Lines will let people bring sport parachutes as carry-on baggage provided no items classified as dangerous goods (example: pressurized oxygen cylinders) are included.

Miami, Florida was originally named "Fort Dallas."

Elmer Wayne Henley, who along with his buddy Dean Corll was responsible for the torture-murder of as many as 32 young men near Houston in the early 1970s, likes to paint koalas.

Tiger sharks are ovoviviparous - they produce eggs that hatch within the female's body.

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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