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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
California has the highest percentage of serial homicides in the nation -- 16%. Maine has none.

On March 9, 1997, more Americans were logged on to AOL than were watching CNN. Two years ago, an AOL bigwig predicted that in five years, AOL activity would start to surpass viewership on some cable channels -- making him three years ahead of schedule.

The weight of all the bugs consumed by spiders every year adds up to the combined weight of every person on the planet.

The French writer Georges Perec once wrote a novel of several hundred pages that did not contain a single instance of the letter "e." It was recently translated into English without any "e"s.

Betty Boop once had a puppy named "Pudgy."

The above is information which Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, a magazine, or the newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got any facts? Leave a message for Mr. Smarty Pants, at 454-5766, ext. 226 for possible inclusion in the column. E-mail: mrpants@auschron.com

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