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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

AUGUST 30, 1999: 

Some physicists fear that a nuclear accelerator in Long Island, N.Y., could destroy the Earth.

The city of Birmingham, England is planning to provide free trapeze lessons to would-be criminals and drug addicts as a means to raise their adrenalin levels and reduce their frustration and excess energy.

Every 30 minutes, a goldfish thinks it has been happy its whole life.

A town in Brazil called the Valley of the Dawn and the surrounding area is the "capital of the third millennium." According to some, it sits on ground saturated with crystals. There are more than 150 cults in the area.

There are more than 13,000 homeless kids living on the streets of Mexico City, a number that has doubled over the last three years.

The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, orthe newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overhead at a party. Got facts? E-mail Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com

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