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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

MAY 17, 1999: 

In the original pilot for Lost in Space, there was no Dr. Smith. Plus, the name of the Robinsons' spaceship was the Gemini 12.

The Duke of Cumberland brought 140 tons of personal baggage from England while on campaign in Flanders in 1745. Similarly, French King Louis XV made war with a vast retinue that even included the royal clock-winders.

In its beginning in Austin, Domino's Pizza used only VW beetles for its delivery cars.

The recently released Dinair Airbrush Makeup allows morticians to apply extraordinarily light yet full-coverage makeup to the deceased.

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

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? E-mail Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.

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