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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

APRIL 12, 1999: 

The video for REM's song "Everybody Hurts" was filmed on I-10 in San Antonio.

Crayola Crayons produces enough crayons per day to make a statue 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. They have also produced enough crayons to go around the world 225 times.

Yellowstone is home to 80% of the world's geysers and more than half of its thermal features.

February 1999 was the third warmest February since 1880 for the globe as a whole, and since 1895 for the 48 contiguous United States.

Trichotillomania is the uncontrollable urge to pull out one's hair.

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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