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Mister Smarty Pants Knows

By Mr. Smarty Pants, June 12, 1998, Columns

In the old Fun With Dick and Jane readers, the cat's name was Puff and the dog's name was Spot.

According to one source, it's through the liberal application of sulphuric acid that most grocery store meats retain their rosy pink hue.

The real name of the James Bond theme is "Bea's Knees."

The Texas Department of Transportation's website has a list of the 67 different types of special license plates that are available. Their home page is

Frank Sinatra collected model trains.

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? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants in care of the Chronicle, or E-mail to

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