Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Of every 1,000 words we speak, some linguists have said, an average of five are swears.

In contrast to Arctic and fennec foxes, the gray fox has oval instead of slit-like pupils.

The shortest day on record was June 29, 2022. It was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than the usual 24 hours.

Cantaloupe is a type of muskmelon. Persian and Santa Claus melons are also muskmelons. The term "cantaloupe" refers to various varieties of muskmelon, including the North Amer­ican, Asian, Japanese (Yubari King), Galia, Charentais, and European cantaloupes.

What do Tom Morello and Barack Obama have in common? Both are biracial men with Black fathers from Kenya, both grew up in Illinois, and both graduated from Harvard. One thing that differentiates Morello is that before becoming a rock star, he worked at renaissance fairs as a juggler and a pirate who fences.

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 over 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. 23, 2022

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Sept. 16, 2022

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

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

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