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The Straight Dope

The Dark Side

So what's on the Deep Web, anyway?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 11,2013 - How would I gain access to the deep Web (dark Web)? Supposedly it’s a site that promotes illegal activities. I understand you can hire serial killers, assassins and things of that sort.

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Titty Pity

Do large breasts lead to carpal tunnel?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 4,2013 - On Hollywood Squares the other night, one of the questions was: “What medical problem are women with a D-cup or larger more likely to get?” The answer was carpal tunnel syndrome! What’s the connection?

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I Can Fly!

Who's going to land this plane?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 28,2013 - I watched the film Turbulence the other day. In the movie, after a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a serial killer and land the airplane herself.

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Nice Shot

How much does a bullet to the shoulder really hurt?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 21,2013 - In many movies and books where the protagonist needs to be injured for dramatic effect but not killed, he’s shot in the shoulder (usually about 3 or 4 inches down from the top surface of the shoulder and a few inches

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Star Bright

Why aren't NASA photos in color?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 14,2013 - Why are images from our space program always in grayscale instead of color? I know NASA needs to extract data from those images, and I also know the cameras aren’t $9.99 specials from the corner drugstore.

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Take a Seat

Do women really fear public toilets?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Jan 7,2013 - A friend and I have been arguing about female squeamishness in public washrooms. He claims he read somewhere that 98 percent of women refuse to have contact with the toilet and instead hover above the seat.

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In Sync

Is mutual menstruation a thing?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 31,2012 - My girlfriend is currently having her period. Does that mean that I am riding the cotton pony as well? I am a male, but I definitely notice an increase in tears shed while watching TV dramas, war stories and cheerleader movies.

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Happy Pill

Antidepressants or placebos?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 21,2012 - People who take antidepressants often say they feel better, but some researchers claim that’s due to the placebo effect. If it is, aren’t drug companies abusing depressed people by getting them to buy pricey,

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Good Thinking

Does thinking burn calories?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 10,2012 - All your organs burn calories when they do their stuff, right? Well, since the brain is an organ, does thinking burn calories, and will thinking harder burn more calories?

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Hairy Truth

Why is the human race relatively hairless?

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Dec 3,2012 - Assuming evolution didn’t anticipate the invention of clothing, why is the human race relatively hairless? What hair we have provides minimal protection against the elements.
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