Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

7-Eleven for the homeless and underpants for the illiterate

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Horses and pigeons can't burp.

7-Eleven gives away food to the homeless before it goes bad.

According to Dr. Marco Mostert, professor of medieval history at the Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands, underwear improved medieval literacy. Discarded underwear was turned into rags, which was turned into cheap paper, thus increasing printing and literacy.

An autographed Chicago Cubs clubhouse urinal went for $11,000 in an auction benefiting Project 3000, a University of Iowa-based research foundation dedicated to the cure of Leber's congenital amaurosis, a genetic eye disease.

In 1900, Omaha, Neb., had more people than Los Angeles.

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, Nov. 27, 2020

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Nov. 20, 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