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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

OCTOBER 5, 1998: 

According to Barbara Walters, Fidel Castro likes to cook for his guests.


Janis Joplin dated Peter Tork before he was in The Monkees (he was a busboy at the time). She also once dated actor Michael J. Pollard, who, in turn, once played in a band with Bobby Sherman on the TV show Honey West.


The ancient Aztecs believed that Monarch butterflies were the reincarnated souls of dead heroes.


If you're trying to listen to a phone conversation in a noisy place, try using your right ear. It's wired to the left side of your brain, which is the side that processes language.


Cats can't taste sugar.


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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