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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

JULY 26, 1999: 

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Nigeria.

Al Nino of Nipomo, California, received more than a 100 phone calls from strangers who reproached him for 1998's various storms.

Yankee baseball great Tommy Henrich's restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, was converted into the first Wendy's hamburger stand.

According to producer Sherwood Schwartz, Robert Reed once stormed off the set of The Brady Bunch because the episode's writer made a error in the script. The writer said Poughkeepsie had a population of 430,000 when in fact at the time it was closer to 480,000.

If one places a small amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will go mad and sting itself to death.

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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