POSTED // Jul 16,2013 - I’m curious about the effect of a sizable (say, one kilometer) meteorite striking the moon. Assuming it hit the side facing us, would we be able to see the impact or the aftermath (plumes of dust) with the naked eye? —Kirk Andersen, Kyoto
POSTED // Jun 24,2013 - After working out recently, I was gloating about how hard I’d pushed myself and that I “bullied some iron.” That got me thinking: Could the energy expended in gyms be harnessed?
POSTED // Jun 10,2013 - In a staff report on your site about whether nonsmoking actors use fake cigarettes when playing a part, the writer said there’s no such thing as noncarcinogenic smoke, implying smoke is the primary danger.
POSTED // Jun 3,2013 - The Straight Dope columns I find particularly interesting are the ones about secret societies: the Illuminati, the Bilderbergs, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Masons, etc.
POSTED // May 27,2013 - I’ve always wondered—has anyone tried to estimate how many people are getting whacked each year, and how much are people paying for it to be done? I’m currently employed, but it’s always nice to keep your options open.
POSTED // May 20,2013 - In TV shows and movies, we often see someone shoot a revolver and then immediately place it inside the front waistband of their pants. Wouldn’t they get burned in a very sensitive place from the extremely hot barrel?