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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

APRIL 6, 1998: 

General Mills introduced three snack foods in one commercial: Bugles, Daisys, and Whistles.

In Department of Defense/NATO terminology, a "wild weasel" is an aircraft specially modified to identify, locate, and physically suppress or destroy ground based enemy air defense systems that employ sensors radiating electromagnetic energy.

Michael Landon was born in Forest Hills, New York and buried in Forest Hills near Los Angeles, California.

A 22-pound dog needs about 740 calories a day. A walking dog burns six calories per 0.6 miles, while running burns 3 times as much.

Benjamin Franklin was the first person to chart the Gulf Stream.

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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