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The Straight Dope

Fish Finale

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 3,2010 - Your poor research and insistence on hyperbole rather than perspective does a terrible disservice to your readers. In many cases, your "facts" are in grave error...

The Straight Dope

Island Fare

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 27,2010 - Quick scenario: deserted island, colorful fruits and vegetation. How do I know what I should eat and what I should feed to my mother-in-law?

The Straight Dope

Gas or Mass?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 20,2010 - Are electric trains and other forms of mass transit an energy loser compared to driving a car? What with energy-transmission costs and poor ridership...

The Straight Dope

Cat Trap

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 13,2010 - Is it necessary for the fire department to rescue a cat that’s stuck in a tree? I mean, c’mon, they got up there. Can’t they get down on their own?

The Straight Dope

Plastic Rap

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 6,2010 - The restaurant around the corner from where I work has started using corn-based “compostable” plastic takeout containers.

The Straight Dope

Farewell, Fish

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 30,2009 - On the one hand, I want to eat farm-raised salmon because wild salmon is being depleted by overfishing...

The Straight Dope

Founding Farmers

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 16,2009 - I have heard Thomas Jefferson traded marijuana blends with George Washington and the other founding fathers. I find this hard to believe, but the rumor is ubiquitous. Can anyone verify it?

The Straight Dope

Truth Juice

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 9,2009 - What’s the straight dope on truth serums? What are they? What exactly do they do? Do sodium pentothal and the like really make witnesses spill their guts?

The Straight Dope

Hole Theory

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 2,2009 - I just read your 1981 column on what would happen if the Earth were swallowed by a black hole...
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