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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

NOVEMBER 10, 1997:  U.N.C.L.E., as in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., stands for "United Network Command for Law and Enforcement."

The royal cards in the average deck of cards of today look very much like cards during the time of King Henry VIII. By the way, King Henry VIII outlawed playing cards in 1526.

According to one source, Canadians drink more Slurpees per capita than any other nation in the world.

Legend has it that Adolph Hitler lost a testicle as a boy. A goat allegedly bit it off because young Adolph was trying to piss into its mouth. Rumors about this story began circulating at least as early as the 1930s.

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger have been known to eat sushi at Haru's in NYC.

The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, or 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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