Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

"Hey Ya!" by Outkast was the No. 1 song on the last episode of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, which aired on the weekend of January 3, 2004.

Octopuses like to play with toys meant for human children.

You have a second brain. Some call it "gut instinct," and with good reason, because the technical term is the "enteric nervous system" ("enteric" means having to do with intestines). How it functions can affect your mood.

Nine in 10 rural households in Malawi do not have soap.

Aaron Burr was a strong proponent of women's and immigrants' rights. He was a slave owner but proposed abolishing slavery in 1785. Burr fought in a duel with Alexander Hamilton on the morning of July 11, 1804.

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, Sept. 25, 2020

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Sept. 18, 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