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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

FEBRUARY 8, 1999: 

Former professional wrestler Chief Jay Strongbow's real name was Joseph Scarpa.


The serial number of the first B-2 bomber prototype (82-1066) was chosen to honor the Battle of Hastings, which was fought in England in 1066. In the battle, Saxons led by King Harold II were defeated by a French force led by William, Duke of Normandy (later William the Conqueror).


The phrase "President Clinton of the U.S.A." can be rearranged into "To copulate, he finds interns."


Texas' second governor, George T. Wood (1847-49) refused to wear socks to his inauguration and remained dogged about going sockless for the duration of his administration.


By her own admission, Cokie Roberts makes chopped liver with a little Tabasco sauce and cognac.


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 facts? Email Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.


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