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From the outside, our bodies appear to be: eyes, ears, arms, and elbows.
A bold new era for earwax research has dawned.
Other lucrative plants like coffee and chocolate are grown in multiple locations.
Should we fear microcephaly causing diseases equally?
The Straight Dope: Should you get a moo-ve on if a cow comes charging your way?
If only the Straight Dope were running the city!
Cecil Adams soaks up the origin story of adult incontinence products.
When words just aren’t enough
Where’s all this blood coming from?
How Craigslist brought me out of the cold and into the Reader office.
Readers’ Plans to Fix the El
The CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Project is a rare chance to rethink Chicago’s rail system. Here’s what we should do.
From the great Cecil Adams: No time for retro print technology? Listen to the Straight Dope while you multitask! Launch iTunes, then search for “Straight Dope” in the iTunes Store. Click on “subscribe” and Cecil’s latest installment of wisdom will be automatically delivered each week.
Cecil Adams reveals Time Out Chicago‘s attempt to poison our local booze discourse by calling taprooms “slashies” and does a little sleuthing on the date of origin of the term. Honestly, I always thought it was a bastardization of Kordell Stewart’s nickname.