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
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.
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?”
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.
POSTED // Jan 27,2014 - What’s with all the celebrity charities? A quick search on the web found a list as long as your arm—everyone from Michael Bloomberg, Tom Brokaw, Sharon Stone and Andre Agassi to Elton John.
POSTED // Jan 20,2014 - It seems pirates have made a comeback, and so with great excitement, and possibly a bit of delusion, I’ve decided to become one. How much would it cost to buy or commission a ship of the line,
POSTED // Jan 13,2014 - I once read of a construction industry scandal in New York involving a supplier of large nuts and bolts used to hold together steel beams in skyscrapers. He cheated by substituting cheaper, under-spec
POSTED // Jan 6,2014 - I was in the Costco liquor section when I happened upon a locked display case with three bottles inside (one whisky, one cognac, one I can’t remember), each priced upwards of $2,500.