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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

AUGUST 17, 1998: 

A venomous snake cannot be killed by its own strike.

Richard Nixon had a copy of Arlo Guthrie's album Alice's Restaurant. The song is 18'20" long - the same length as the missing bit of Watergate tape.

Chrysler muscle cars once came with special treaded tires that left flame designs on the pavement when burning rubber.

If all the "eliminations" from all beings on earth were placed in one mass, it would amount to the size of the Great Wall of China in three weeks.

J. Andrew White (sometimes called "The Major") was the very first sports broadcaster.

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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