A note from Cecil Adams | Plus: Is Prevagen, the cognitive supplement, as effective as its TV ad states?
From the outside, our bodies appear to be: eyes, ears, arms, and elbows.
That’s the not the real problem with vector-borne diseases.
Bill Cosby’s conviction leads Cecil Adams to a consideration of whether and how presidential pardons could be overturned.
A bold new era for earwax research has dawned.
Cecil goes crazy in this week’s Straight Dope.
Other lucrative plants like coffee and chocolate are grown in multiple locations.
Are police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks immune to traffic accidents?
Should we fear microcephaly causing diseases equally?
The Straight Dope: Should you get a moo-ve on if a cow comes charging your way?
The Straight Dope mails in this week’s column.
In the age of the Internet this surprises no one, but the genius of the Reader was to show that you could publish a quality newspaper that you gave away
Dear Cecil: I’m sure you’ve heard the term “concrete shoes,” mobsters’ choice of swimwear for fellas with rodent traits and other individuals that ran afoul of them. Is there any truth to it? — Ale, Bangkok Cecil replies: When your question came in, Ale, I thought: At last, a chance to have it out with […]
Just read one of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes entitled The Kindly Ones. I was taken aback when one character relates a disturbing variant of “Sleeping Beauty” described as the original version of the tale, from back before it got watered down. Is this true, or is the story something out of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant mind? […]
I just read in an academic paper (Macintyre and Sooman, Lancet, 1991) that in modern populations, the cuckoldry rate–i.e., the rate at which men are deceived into raising offspring that are genetically not their own–is 10 to 15 percent. This would make genealogy and family reunions a moot point. What’s the straight dope? –Curious, via […]