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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

JULY 20, 1998: 

Montpelier, Vermont, is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald's.

Researchers at the University of Wales have developed what is believed to be the world's first robot shepherd. It can count sheep, feed them, and even round them up.

According to Phoenix Magazine, the little hole in the sink that lets the water drain out instead of flowing over the side is called a "porcelator."

Fourteen percent of Americans eat the watermelon seeds.

According to the Random House Webster's College Dictionary, the definition of "yada-yada-yada" is "blah-blah-blah."

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 at mrpants@auschron.com

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