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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

NOVEMBER 30, 1998: 

The 1960 Lincoln Mark V convertible was the largest American car ever built.


Actress Jane Seymour, who starred in Universal's 1973 film, Frankenstein: The True Story, had a great great-grandmother whose original surname was Frankenstein.


New Orleans is the fattest city (average pounds per person) in the United States.


The north Texas town of Wink is famous for two things. It was the birthplace of Roy Orbison, and it was also where dentists first discovered the benefits of fluoride for the teeth (turns out it existed naturally in the city water supply).


Zebras are extremely difficult to train and cannot be domesticated.


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