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The Straight Dope

Rocket Plan

How can I make a spaceship?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jun 8,2011 - Depending on how you define “homemade,” “space” and “ship,” you can get a craft into space, or at least a respectable distance off the ground ...

The Straight Dope

Whale Fail

Whale oil: The superior lube?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // May 30,2011 - Once upon a time whale oil was, in fact, used to lube new cars, in the United States as well as Japan.

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Oil Barren

Can I find oil in my backyard?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // May 23,2011 - I took a geology class not long ago and read about a guy that had massive amounts of coal underneath his ranch. The dude sold the ranch, made millions, and moved into a penthouse.

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Cost of War

Were slaves cheaper than a Civil War?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // May 16,2011 - Get out that calculator! I’ve always wondered: take the 1860 census, add up the number of slaves in the United States ...

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Bye-Bye, Bananas

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // May 10,2011 - My co-worker shocked and baffled me by reporting that, in 10 years or so, bananas will be extinct ...

The Straight Dope

Wandering Stars

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // May 2,2011 - You should tell the story of the dwarf planet Eris, whose discovery was directly responsible for the demotion of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet.

The Straight Dope

Time Lies

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 25,2011 - I read an article recently about a man who says our current chronology is about a thousand years off and that the years between 500 to 1500 (to round it off) didn’t really happen ...

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Creepy Cure

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 18,2011 - I was recently distracted from my dust allergy woes by a Radiolab episode discussing how the noble but misunderstood hookworm...

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Tat Spat

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 11,2011 - What are the legal implications of getting yourself tattooed with a copyrighted or trademarked image, such as a sports team logo?

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Atomic Power

Is nuclear power safe?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 4,2011 - I realize this is an atomic-sized request, but I would love to get to the bottom of this ...
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