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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants

By R.U. Steinberg

NOVEMBER 9, 1998: 

The original title of Annie Hall was Anhedonia, meaning "inability to experience pleasure."


Teutonic fishermen used to make fishhooks by using bent pieces of tough cartilage. Sometimes, one found a piece of metal to twist into a hook, which came to be called an angul, from their verb meaning "to bend, "and survives today in the English word "angler" for a fisherman.


A watermelon is botanically classified as a berry.


Muhammad is the most common given name in the world. Chang is the most common family name. There are, however, very few people named "Muhammad Chang."


Barney Fife's birthstone was the ruby.


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