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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

JUNE 22, 1998: 

Ford was the first of the big three American automakers to offer seat belts in its cars.

The total possible winnings in one game of Jeopardy! is $124,800. You'd have to get the daily double as the last thing on the board in both rounds in the least lucrative square.

Annual traffic growth on the World Wide Web is 341,000 percent.

There is actually an organization called the Little People of America (LPA) that is an organization of dwarfs. Only requirement: You must be under four feet tall.

The painter El Greco's real name was Domenico Theotocopoulus.

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? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com

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