Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Ancient wines, the Texas Whip, and the truth about tequila

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The Texas Whip is an offshoot of the West Coast Swing. The dance was popularized at gatherings in the 1960s in Garner State Park, about 60 miles west of San Antonio. In the Dallas and Denton areas, people might call the dance, the Push.

All tequila is mescal, but not all mescal is tequila.

If you are being treated for cancer and food doesn't taste too good, plastic utensils might make things taste better than metal ones.

The late Lennie Weinrib (1935-2006), a character actor who did the voice of H.R. Pufnstuf and wrote all of that show's episodes, is also the only person to be rescued three times in one show of the TV show, Emergency!.

Roman emperors drank wine aged 160 years to a deep amber color.
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