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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

SEPTEMBER 8, 1997:  Elephantine Road in Egypt is the world's oldest known highway.

Male rats are among the most notorious animals for quickies -- an average three seconds or less. According to one rat owner, they spend a great deal more time cleaning their genitals immediately after sex than they do performing the act.

The Continental Congress paid Paul Revere $32 for his midnight ride.

According to one source, in ancient Egypt, when a man died, all of the women in his family would run throught the town naked, covered with mud, while they beat themselves.

You lose about 100 strands of hair a day.

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? Leave a message for Mr. Smarty Pants, at 454-5766, ext. 226 for possible inclusion in the column. E-mail: mrpants@auschron.com

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