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Mister Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, December 5, 1997, Columns

Cat urine glows under black light. So does dandruff.

Prairie dogs are very social and can make excellent pets. They can be trained to use a cat box and will come on command. As members of the rodent family, however, they are likely to chew up your furniture unless you give them sticks to gnaw on.

According to one source, Victoria Principal was the first woman Anthony Perkins ever slept with.

In the 1930s, French dress designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was credited as being the first person to sport a tan to make a fashion statement. In the last year, U.S. doctors diagnosed about 1 million cases of skin cancer.

Some believe that Gaelic has many linguistic simularities to Hebrew.

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: [email protected]

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