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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By Mr. Smarty Pants

DECEMBER 20, 1999: 

No two zebras are patterned alike.


The first pizza delivery was in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito, owner of Pietro il Pizzaiolo in Naples. The recipients were King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. Refusing to go to the likes of a pizzeria, the queen ordered in.


Adolph Hitler received royalties for postage stamps that bore his portrait.


The Anglo-Saxons apparently didn't have any swear words. What we now call "crude Anglo-Saxon epithets" actually originated in the latter Middle Ages and came from Holland.


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