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The Straight Dope

Waste Not

Is our federal government spending tax money efficiently?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 14,2014 - I need a good answer for a question from a politically conservative friend. When I pointed out that federal tax rates were higher in 1955 for everyone from the poor to the super rich than they were in

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Kitty Shack

Did Isaac Newton invent the cat door?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 7,2014 - I was just watching Animal Planet and they said in one of their Fun Facts that Isaac Newton invented the cat door. Can this possibly be true?

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Germ Freeze

Is there life beneath the ice caps?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 31,2014 - Years ago I sent you a question about the possibility of global warming uncovering nasty things under the ice caps. Are we at risk of reawakening some kind of killer virus or bacteria that’s just been waiting for an opportunity like this to feast?

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Mental Hype

What's with the marketing of Autism?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 24,2014 - Autism has gone from being a mental disorder to an absolute fad. NASCAR has run races named after it. It has its own “spectrum” for differential diagnosis. Movie stars and athletes brag about their children’s autism.

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EnerG-Spot

How much power does an orgasm produce?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 17,2014 - How much power does a typical orgasm produce? Could a man or woman possibly power their Christmas lights for several seconds if they harnessed this energy somehow?

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Nuke It

Is microwaving food dangerous?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 3,2014 - I work at the deli counter at a natural-foods store and recently one of my customers chided me for suggesting she warm up her food by microwaving it. She said microwaving changes the molecular structure of food

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Mao's Maidens

Was Chairman Mao a pedophile?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 24,2014 - In a Tom Clancy novel, I came across the repeated assertion that Chairman Mao was a pedophile. Clancy seems to care about historical detail, but I wonder about the accuracy of this.

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Nip Slip

Why do men have nipples?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 17,2014 - Why is it that exposure of the female areola and/or nipples is considered pornographic while exposure of the male areola and/or nipples is not? I read your answer to the question “Why do men have nipples?”

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Tumorous

Would a transplanted cancerous tumor thrive?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 10,2014 - If a cancerous tumor were cut out of someone, and said tumor was placed in someone else’s body for some reason, would the transplanted tumor thrive? —Pink Teet

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Sub Zero

What does zero mean on the Fahrenheit scale?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 3,2014 - I came across your column on what zero means on the Fahrenheit scale. You blew it. You said that, unlike 32 or 212 degrees, zero degrees corresponded to nothing in nature—it was merely an arbitrarily assigned number.
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