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Deep sea diving, absinthe, and Lucy Liu

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
You've heard about preparation for the Olympics being behind schedule ... well, the publisher of Track & Field News recently noted an anagram for Athens is "Hasten."

Lucy Liu plays the accordion.

Brewer Scottish & Newcastle has scrapped its product Deco, which consists of Kronenbourg 1664 combined with a 25 milliliter shot of absinthe, for fear that it might lead to binge drinking.

The original Texas Medical Practice Act, a version of which is still used to regulate physicians, was signed by Sam Houston in 1837.

In April 1994, Jim Bowden of Austin successfully dove beyond 925 feet to establish a new men's world deep sea depth record. In September 1993, Ann Kristovich, also of Austin, dove to 554 feet, setting a new women's depth record. Both are part of El Proyecto de Buceo Espeleologico México y América Central (www.mexicoprofundo.org).

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