Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A wholphin, some Harp seal milk, and 1 quadrillion operations a second

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
A wholphin is a cross between a whale and a dolphin. There is one at Sea Life Park in Hawaii called Kekaimalu.

Harp seal milk is 50% fat (cow's milk is 4% fat).

Saturn is the only known planet that is less dense than water, meaning that if it could be placed inside an imaginary gigantic bathtub it would float.

The brain performs at least 1 quadrillion operations a second, about a thousand times more than the best supercomputers.

Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel, who was known in his youth as Prince Carl of Denmark, was elected King Haakon VII by the parliament of the newly created Norway on Nov. 18, 1905, after the country broke away from Sweden.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Oct. 23, 2020

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Oct. 16, 2020

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle