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The Straight Dope

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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Octi-Porn

What's with all of Japan's tentacle porn?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Nov 23,2010 - Don’t be such a wuss. Have you looked at much tentacle porn? If you can get past the gang-rape and violent-death aspects, it’s actually kind of cute.

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Waste Lawn

How much damage can one lawn mower do?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Nov 16,2010 - You’d be surprised, my friend. However, I agree this is a perplexing subject. Browsing around online, I find the following alarming statements ...

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Naked Fear

Will airport scanners give me cancer?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Nov 9,2010 - The real risk is to your privacy. Remember those “X-ray specs” once advertised in comic books that supposedly would allow you to see people naked beneath their clothes?

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Pink Scare

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Nov 2,2010 - It’s not so much that consumer products companies are exploiting concerns about breast cancer to sell more yogurt or lipstick, although that’s part of it ...

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Straight Shot

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Oct 26,2010 - I watched a rerun of The Patriot over the weekend and was once again reminded of how absurd the “volley trading” European style of warfare was (at least to me).

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Right as Rain

Can storm glasses predict the weather?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Oct 19,2010 - What’s the deal with a storm glass? Does it work? If so, how? Or is it just a crappy lava lamp?

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Lip Disservice

Did any civilians inadvertently cause the loss of Allied ships during WWII?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Oct 12,2010 - Concern about maritime blabbermouths arose in Britain during World War I when enemy U-boats started going after merchant ships. And with good reason ...

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AC Efficiency

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Oct 5,2010 - Do you think you can burn gasoline inside a metal box during an Arizona summer and get the thing cooled off for free?

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Feed Feud

Is grass-fed beef healthier than grain-fed beef?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Sep 28,2010 - Tempting as that conjugated linoleic acid sounds, you need to consider the implications for the planet, too ...
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