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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

AUGUST 9, 1999: 

Tabasco sauce will make an old penny shine.


Scientists at the University of Michigan and the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology have developed a lotion to protect against influenza and other viruses.


The late John F. Kennedy Jr. was a Bob Dylan fan. His favorite song was "Chimes of Freedom."


According to the National Weather Service, 1973 went down in history as the year of the tornado in the U.S. More than 1,100 tornadoes were reported -- an all-time high.


Vegetarians say that the more beans you eat, the less you toot.


The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, or the newspaper; heard on the radio; sawon television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? E-mail Mr. Smarty Pants at mrpants@auschron.com.


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