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The Straight Dope

Glass Matters

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 1,2011 - The current ad campaign for Samuel Adams beer makes the somewhat dubious claim that the company’s beer, stored in brown bottles...

The Straight Dope

Healing With Hooch

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 25,2011 - I think wine and beer have some microorganisms in them, but their alcohol concentration must make them sterile, right?

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Don’t Sweat It

A human sweats a liter of water every night?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 18,2011 - A spruiker from a mattress company claimed it was “common knowledge” that a human sweats a liter of water every night...

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Gopher the Gold

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 11,2011 - I’ve found numerous references in Alaskan gold rush literature to a scam by the Trans-Alaskan Gopher Company...

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Road Rage

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 3,2011 - I’ve been trying to figure out why they can’t make a highway that lasts forever.

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Sex Stats

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 28,2010 - A colleague recently told me that after wars, the male-female ratio at birth increases ...

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Fair Game

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 21,2010 - Years ago I watched on TV the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. My question: was the tennis match played fairly?

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Steel Deal

Is steel from German warships valuable?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 14,2010 - So Mike, did the bastards who kept you locked up in that basement for the past 65 years really give you no access to information at all?

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Money to Burn

Which heating method saves the most money?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 7,2010 - In theory, thermostat setback and setup will almost always save energy, based on the following simple principle of heat transfer ...

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Spermismile

Does sperm act as an antidepressant?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Nov 30,2010 - Sperm makes a woman happier? What male genius thought that one up? I’ll provide names below ...
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