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1997 Stories by Cecil Adams

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  • The Straight Dope

    published December 25, 1997

    One hundred years ago, on September 21, 1897, a little girl with great doubts asked the editor of the New York Sun for the answer to a question... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published December 18, 1997

    In your book The Straight Dope, you wrote about a possible link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. You waffled on the question of whether... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published December 11, 1997

    Why isn't fire alive? It breathes oxygen. It eats wood. It reproduces (sort of). What defines life? How do we know it's not an advanced... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published December 4, 1997

    Is it possible to have eyes of two different colors? I scoffed when I heard this at work recently, but others said it happens all the time, and... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published November 27, 1997

    Cecil, you are my hero. My ultimate goal in life is to be the polymath you are. My question concerns a mythical "chicken gun" used for testing jet... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published November 20, 1997

    There's been a lot of talk in the last few years about subliminal advertising, sexual words and phalli in Disney movies, et cetera. Another rumor... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published November 13, 1997

    While watching a recent interview with Emmylou Harris, I was horrified when a member of the audience asked a rather personal question about Gram... More >>

  • The Straight Dope

    published November 6, 1997

    Recently on your America Online site you posted your old column about Rock'n Rollen Stewart, the guy who used to hold up those "John 3:16" signs... More >>

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