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1999 Stories by Cecil Adams

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  • The Straight Dope

    published March 4, 1999

    At a recent evening of "girl talk" with some of my friends, the subject of makeup tips came up. One of the women said her mother swore by... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published February 25, 1999

    I've heard of people under general anesthetic who become physically paralyzed but remain mentally alert. They feel the surgeon's scalpel but are... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published February 18, 1999

    I have heard that armadillos carry leprosy. Is this true? How about any other nasty diseases? -- Tom Wilkinson, via AOL A query to the... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published February 11, 1999

    I was at a lecture on existential philosophy, and it was mentioned in passing that Nietzsche proposed to someone early in his life. She turned him... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published January 28, 1999

    In your column on Chinese foot-binding [October 22], you mentioned that small feet have been prized in many cultures, using as an example... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published January 21, 1999

    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become the new, ugly epidemic in this country, but it's not showing up in the headlines. What's up with that?... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published January 14, 1999

    I've always wondered about stories of Western women being kidnapped and sold to sheiks in the Mideast, a practice that supposedly ended sometime... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published January 7, 1999

    Frankincense and myrrh are readily available at health food stores for $20 a pound -- high for meat but average for herbs. Their only obvious use... More >>

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