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Mr. Smarty Pants

By Mr. Smarty Pants, February 23, 2001, Columns

Chimpanzees can't swim.

The University of California at Davis houses a Department of Pomology (study of fruit and nut production and distribution) and a Department of Viticulture and Enology (study of grape growing and winemaking).

The neighborhood in Lubbock south of Texas Tech, known as Tech Terrace, has rather old storm drains.

Thomas Kuhn, whose Structures of Scientific Revolutions was probably the bestselling academic book of the 20th century, alleged that science does not progress gradually but rather through a series of revolutions.

Antarctica's southern icecap contains 70% of the world's fresh water and 90% of the world's ice.

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