Mr. Smarty Pants
By R.U. Steinberg
NOVEMBER 23, 1998:
Flamingoes roamed the earth 47 million years before man did.
Lee Harvey Oswald's only completely provable crimes of Nov. 22, 1963 were that
he didn't pay to get into the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, and that he assaulted a
police officer in the theatre.
World War I flying ace the Red Baron was shot down wearing pajamas (under his
Mark Maples was the first Disneyland fatality. In May 1964, Maples took off
his protective harness and attempted to stand on a Matterhorn bobsled. He lost his
balance and was thrown to the track below, fracturing his skull and causing internal
injuries. He died three days later.
Whenever Herbert Hoover and his wife wished to have a private conversation in
a public place, they spoke Mandarin Chinese.