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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

OCTOBER 26, 1998: 

Jack Kevorkian's lawyer is the Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan.


According to MSNBC, in 20 cultures of Southeast Asia, men ritually insert objects like bells, balls, pins, rings, or marbles under the skin of the penis to enhance their sex appeal.


If you measure the length of an elephant's footprint and multiply by six you get the height of the elephant at the shoulder.


In 1921, Washburn Crosby Company found they were getting many questions concerning baking with their Gold Medal Flour. William Crocker was a director of the company and Betty was a popular nickname, thus the birth of Betty Crocker.


John Wilkes Booth's father, Junius Brutus Booth, was named after the assassin of Julius Caesar.


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