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Austin Chronicle Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants

NOVEMBER 29, 1999: 

Half of the world's population - 3 billion people - has never made a phone call.


In a study reported in the science journal Nature, University of Notre Dame physicist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and his colleagues found that any two randomly selected Web pages are on average only 19 clicks away from one another.


They make microwave pork rinds.


When white cats are confronted by packs of chirping squirrels, they might ignore them. One old wives' tale is that many white cats are deaf. Another school of thought is they just don't care.


Sheryl Crow is a direct descendant of Stephen F. Austin.


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