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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

AUGUST 31, 1998: 

You are only allowed to bring one Beanie Baby across the Canadian border per person.

Koala bears are so particular about their eucalyptus leaves that when they find some they like, they may never venture from that particular tree.

In the movie Saving Pvt. Ryan, FUBAR means "fucked up beyond all repair."

In the north-central state of Zacatecas, Mexico, some species of field rats have recently been hunted nearly to extinction. Rats have become a delicacy there, and according to some local folklore, they also have medicinal value.

The last time Rugby was in the Olympics was in 1924. Gold was won by United States.

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? Email Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com

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