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Mr. Smarty Pants
February 18, 2004 8:00 AM   Subscribe

It's common for pregnant women to dream they've given birth to an animal. According to a report by the New York Post, Winston Churchill's parrot is still alive. Charlie, a 104-year-old blue and gold female macaw, lives in southeast England and likes to curse Hitler. In the first century, Pliny the Elder claimed that mustard would improve lazy housewives. All of these "facts" and more can be found in the Mr. Smarty Pants Archive.
posted by ColdChef (9 comments total)

 
Mr. Smarty Pants gets his information from books, magazines, newspapers, the internet, radio, and television. He also includes facts he has overheard at parties.
posted by ColdChef at 8:01 AM on February 18, 2004


So Eraserhead was more like a documentary?
posted by xmutex at 8:35 AM on February 18, 2004


According to one scientist, if one farted consistently for 6,009 months, there would be enough gas to match the force of a nuclear bomb.

Insert joke about gassy 500.75 year old mate/SO here.

PS Fun link! Work? What work?
posted by jennyb at 8:35 AM on February 18, 2004


Daughter scotches Churchill parrot claim
posted by pots at 8:51 AM on February 18, 2004


It has been said that koala bear fingerprints are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Seriously, there's some good stuff in there.
posted by ColdChef at 8:51 AM on February 18, 2004


The original "Texans" football team was the Dallas Texans, which is now the Kansas City Chiefs. The Austin Texans were a semi-pro team of the early Eighties. The current Texans are the Houston Texans.

Heh! Forget the Dallas Cowboys?...think there are truths in his words, yet not all completely true.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:48 AM on February 18, 2004


Heh! Forget the Dallas Cowboys?...think there are truths in his words, yet not all completely true.

No, that line is true. I have a hard time going along with a couple of the things he writes, but this I know is fact.
posted by JaxJaggywires at 10:17 AM on February 18, 2004


Hello. I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer is: No. --"The Springfield Files"
posted by ColdChef at 10:28 AM on February 18, 2004


JaxJaggywires, yes you're right about the Texans. Being a Cowboy fan was poking fun with the author's style since his "Churchill's parrot" was a false tale.
posted by thomcatspike at 11:54 AM on February 18, 2004


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