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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

MAY 18, 1998: 

The production company for Alan Brady (The Dick Van Dyke Show character) was named Scoobie Doobie Productions.

The Flare Group, a London-based company, is developing a type of concrete that conducts electricity. The London Underground is interested in the innovation so that it can defrost frozen points along its line.

According to one medieval commentator on the Torah, pork may become kosher when the Messiah arrives.

The Tempio dellUomo (Temple of Mankind), located in Vidracco in Northern Italy, is the spiritual home of a New Age sect that is producing gourmet foods and luxurious fabrics.

It took 289 dalmations to film 101 Dalmations.

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 Mr. Smarty Pants for possible inclusion at mrpants@auschron.com

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