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2006 Stories by Cecil Adams

Archives: 2006
  • The Straight Dope®

    published December 13, 2006

    Did the white man teach Indians how to scalp? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published December 6, 2006

    Why shouldn't you burn discarded wrapping paper in your wood-burning stove or fireplace? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published November 29, 2006

    As a kid, I seem to remember reading on the back of a cereal box about a man who got struck by lightning seven or eight times during his life. True? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published November 22, 2006

    Where did the idea come from that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was an apple? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published November 15, 2006

    Is the sodium azide found in automobile air bags deadly? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published November 8, 2006

    Is it true that 45 percent of the U.S. population believes that the earth is less than 10,000 years old? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published November 1, 2006

    Are titanium batteries really better than alkaline? Or is this some sort of new marketing ploy? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published October 25, 2006

    If you have sex with a zombie are you at risk of becoming one? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published October 18, 2006

    Can the body produce enough alcohol biologically to lead to intoxication? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published October 11, 2006

    Which extinct plant did the ancient Romans use for effective birth control? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published October 4, 2006

    Is the frying pan the number one weapon used in domestic killings? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published September 27, 2006

    Are millions of American men shaving their faces every morning with spermicide? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published September 20, 2006

    Is it true zebra mussels are cleaning Lake Michigan? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published September 13, 2006

    How are crude oil prices actually determined? More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published September 6, 2006

    I would love to believe the legends about the Mandan Indians, reputed to have descended from an ill-fated colony of Welshmen who arrived in... More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published August 30, 2006

    Early this morning after a night of drinking I woke up and really had to pee. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. But what happens if... More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published August 23, 2006

    Popular opinion holds that gasoline is unstable and lasts six months at the most; some claim it loses its "edge" after as little as two... More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published August 16, 2006

    Do unborn babies pee and/or defecate in the womb? --Realtime, via e-mail That's two questions, so two answers. Number one: yes,... More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published August 9, 2006

    How long are these huge dams, like the Hoover Dam, engineered to last? How would we go about replacing it if it began to weaken or became... More >>

  • The Straight Dope®

    published August 2, 2006

    I work for an electric utility. I've heard tales over the years of invisible high-pressure steam leaks in power plants that have "cut... More >>

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