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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

SEPTEMBER 27, 1999: 

Horses can die from colic.

The film Pulgasari, the first monster movie from North Korea, stars Satsuma Kenpachiro, the man inside of the suit of the original Godzilla film produced by Toho Co.

Japan has about 260 species of ants, while there are about 700 species in the United States and Canada.

In January 1995, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious decree banning the consumption of both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Satellite dishes were also banned.

The late Fred Below Jr. is credited with creating the blues backbeat, as well as other drumming innovations.

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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