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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
A "wether" is a castrated male goat or sheep.

Experts do not agree about the origin of the expression "to 86," which means "to eject from the premises." Some say it was originally used between soda jerks to mean "we're all out of that item." Others believe it comes from British rhyming slang.

The founder of Avon was originally a book salesman who gave away free perfume to attract housewives to purchase his books.

The average household contains between three and ten gallons of materials that are hazardous to human health or to the natural environment.

Play Your Accordion!, a popular TV show in pre-Glasnost Soviet Union, continues to play in Russia.


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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