Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Vantablack is a color that absorbs 99.96% of light. It can turn any surface into what appears to be a fathomless black hole.

According to a recent report by the Brookings Institution, half the world is now middle class.

Some Chinese have a saying for those whom they love but who are being super terrible. They say, "I will kill you with tofu." For the ones they love but who are being real idiots, they say, "You're so stupid that you need to get tofu and kill yourself with it!" Or, "Go kill yourself with tofu!"

What did Frédéric Chopin and Hans Christian Andersen have in common? They were both afraid of being buried alive.

One thousand years after Claudius Ptolemy oriented maps to the north, the Catholic Church changed the orientation to the east, toward Jerusalem, and divided it into three sections associated with Noah's sons: Shem (representing Asia), Ham (representing Africa), and Japheth (representing Europe).

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 mrsmartypants.com?

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  

READ MORE
More Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, April 19, 2019

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, April 12, 2019

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
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

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

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