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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, September 6, 1996, Columns

Liberace is credited with coining the term "crying all the way to the bank."

When Anna Gans died at 94, she had been housemother for Sigma Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity at Ohio State for over 50 years -- the "senior housemother" in the U.S.

Maureen McCormick ("Marcia" of The Brady Bunch) was the voice of the "Chatty Cathy" doll.

There is a breed of cat that has evolved beneath the streets of Manhattan that is larger than the domestic tabby, but with shortened forepaws and elongated hind legs -- similar to a jackrabbit.

The 21st century and the 3rd millenium both begin on Jan. 1, 2001. And there was no such thing as the year zero.

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