The Straight Dope Tells All

Provides answers to such questions as "Who invented the smiley face?," "Is there such thing as a pathological liar?," and "Why is braille found on drive-up ATMs?" Can some people extinguish st

The Straight Dope Tells All

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345420077

Page: 269

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Provides answers to such questions as "Who invented the smiley face?," "Is there such thing as a pathological liar?," and "Why is braille found on drive-up ATMs?"

Return of the Straight Dope

The Chicago columnist offers sarcastic answers to questions on such topics as transportation, the human body, and technology

Return of the Straight Dope

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 433

View: 668

The Chicago columnist offers sarcastic answers to questions on such topics as transportation, the human body, and technology

Triumph of the Straight Dope

Provides answers to such questions as "Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?" and "Is it true cats always land unharmed on their feet, no matter how far they fall?" --Did medieval lords really have "t

Triumph of the Straight Dope

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345420084

Page: 295

View: 444

Provides answers to such questions as "Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?" and "Is it true cats always land unharmed on their feet, no matter how far they fall?"

BALCO

This is a one-of-a-kind book that cannot be recreated or mimicked.

BALCO

Author: Victor Conte

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: 9781602392953

Page: 320

View: 428

Conte, founder of BALCO and the centerpiece of the "New York Times" bestseller "Game of Shadows," finally tells his side of the BALCO affair--the steroids-in-sports scandal that has shocked and captured the attention of the world. 25 color photographs.

Know It All

Answers questions about animals, the human body, time, the earth, space, food, weather, history, and technology

Know It All

Author: Ed Zotti

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345362322

Page: 217

View: 933

Answers questions about animals, the human body, time, the earth, space, food, weather, history, and technology

The Straight Dope

“Helen got all of that in two days?” Grace said, her cheeks turning red. “I think ... “
Every straight guy does it to every woman, and you've never stopped with the
longing looks. Milo tells me about them all the time.” “Milo does what?” Puck said.

The Straight Dope

Author: Joe Reister

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359006914

Page:

View: 191

More of the Straight Dope

If they taught me right back in sex ed, the pill “tells” the ovaries (through the
hormonal code) that there's a pregnancy down ... to have the idea that the ovaries
are like gum ball machines, containing a relatively small number of eggs, all of
which ...

More of the Straight Dope

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 502

View: 692

Filled with answers to offbeat questions, this compendium of brainteasers provide little-known facts about everyday people, places, and things in a humorous format

Letters Home

po } may tell her gently but firmly that we'd all give anything we've got to be able
to get out -- and any of us would jump at ... or storms , it isn't likker or blondes ...
the greatest danger that a sailor faces is what is known as “ The Straight Dope .

Letters Home

Author: Mina Kirstein Curtiss

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN:

Page: 314

View: 756

The Barn House

Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family?s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars, irate neighbors, and a lively cast of workers.

The Barn House

Author: Ed Zotti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101212136

Page: 384

View: 193

A rollicking yarn about a home-improvement project that took a man and his family to hell and back. In 1993, after Chicago lost many of its residents to the suburbs, Ed Zotti and his family gambled their future by fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood. Where most saw a shabby façade, the Zottis saw promise?even when it dragged and drained every resource. ?The Barn House? had a collapsed ceiling, wiring that shorted, and oak floors painted red, white, and blue. Unsettling discoveries included a box of .38 caliber bullets?with five missing?and the mere fact that the house was built on a bed of sand. Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family?s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars, irate neighbors, and a lively cast of workers. From its grim beginning to its unexpected outcome, The Barn House is the inspiring story of what it means to live (and totally rewire) the American Dream.

Uncle John s All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

A: “Human cannonballs aren't blasted from the cannon with gunpowder. They're
propelled by a catapult. The flash, loud noise, and smoke are supplied by
firecrackers and such.” (From The Straight Dope Tells All, by Cecil Adams) In
English, ...

Uncle John s All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607106655

Page: 504

View: 512

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere—in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot…I mean hotshot…staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful brand of “uncanny” humor. Here are 13 reasons to read this book: 1. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of ten plus three 2. Military surplus: The story of carrot cake 3. The real-life inspiration behind Dracula 4. Going Ape: The history of Tarzan 5. People who married themselves 6. Politically incorrect toothpaste 7. Legendary business blunders 8. Hollywood’s biggest bombs 9. Wide world of weird sports 10. Dog food for thought 11. The birth of the CD 12. Dumb criminals 13. Zappa’s Law And much, much more!

Uncle John s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

(From The Straight Dope Tells All, by Cecil Adams) “You do not really understand
something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” —Albert Einstein IF... “
If more people read about the world in the. What do Russell Crowe, David ...

Uncle John s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160710203X

Page: 600

View: 219

At a whopping 600 absorbing pages, Uncle John pulled out all the stops to make the behemoth Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader the epitome of Throne Room entertainment. Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition proves that some things do get better with age. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with 600 pages of all-new articles (as usual, divided by length for your sitting convenience). In what other single book could you find such a lively mix of surprising trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quirky quotations, and wacky wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained as you read about: * The incredible (edible) history of bread * The secret congressional bomb shelter * Farts in the news * The history of the aloha shirt * The real Zorro * The worst city in America * How your taste buds work * It’s the Peanuts story, Charlie Brown And much, much more!

Fixin to Git

-Cecil Adams , The Straight Dope Tells All The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco ,
and Firearms ( ATF ) is the bête noire of the country's gun nuts and , given the
NASCAR Subculture's evident enthusiasm for beer , cigarettes , and guns , is ...

Fixin to Git

Author: Jim Wright

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332206

Page: 320

View: 926

The author shares his fascination with and adoration for NASCAR racing capturing all aspects of this popular sport, from the race tracks to the campgrounds where fans congregate. (Sports & Recreation)

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid

Based on research at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, this book answers the daunting questions parents across the country have repeatedly asked.

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid

Author: Joseph A. Califano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728437

Page: 432

View: 731

Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school. The good news is that a child who gets to age twenty-one without smoking, using drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so ... and informed parents have the power to influence their kids to choose not to use. This give parents a realistic picture of the world their teens confront and the tools to help them get through adolescence healthy and drug free. Based on research at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, this book answers the daunting questions parents across the country have repeatedly asked.

Writing Today

Sloppy People," Show and Tell, Morning Owl Press, 1982. Reprinted with
permission from the author, p. 65 From Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope Tells All.
Copyright © 1998 by Chicago Reader, Incorporated. Used by permission of
Ballantine ...

Writing Today

Author: Donald Pharr

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072996302

Page: 622

View: 605

Helps students see reading and writing as practical tools both in college and in the world of work.

Rules of Thumb for Research with MLA Updates

Rules of Thumb for Research with MLA Updates

Author: Jay Silverman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072363319

Page: 240

View: 625

The authors of the best-selling RULES OF THUMB handbook have now recreated their proven pedagogy for a RULES OF THUMB FOR RESEARCH. This concise, spiral-bound research guide is designed to give students the essential research skills that they need in college and beyond, researching both print and electronic sources. Everything a student needs to know to write a research paper (or to research a personal topic) is all here in plain, practical steps.

Vanity Fair

IN V Α Ν Ι Τ Υ F AIR ୧୯ Why You Can't Afford to Miss This Number ” Straight
Dope on Its Contents — In the Manner of ... HEYWOOD BROUN knows — he has
them all sized up from old Bill Shakespeare to " Gene " O'Neill , and he'll tell you
in ...

Vanity Fair

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 315

Windows XP All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Searching the Internet If you tell Rover to search the Internet , he tells you to type
your question in a complete sentence . ... The Straight Dope : What is the sound
of one hand clapping ? http //www.straightcope.com'classics/a1_049 Cirktora ...

Windows XP All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Woody Leonhard

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN:

Page: 742

View: 232

Covers Windows XP basics, customization, the Internet, Internet Explorer, America Online, Microsoft Network, hardware, multimedia options, and home networking.

Everybody s

But right now you take a nap and All right , fill her up again and I'll tell you stop
worrying . ... over what it was TE WAS called into the ring early . all about and he
figured Annie would give The prelims was all short and him the straight dope .

Everybody s

Author:

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Vanity Fair

Straight Dope on Its Contents — In the Manner of Certain of Our Popular Fiction
Magazines SKETCHED BY PREJELAN if our in her home . on . ... Artists ”
expensive American popular fiction We all remember the Rollo stories of our
magazines to make everything as easy boyhood . ... There's no question in
number , tells us how he does it . which of these two classes we put “ DON ”
Here's another of those ...

Vanity Fair

Author: Frank Crowninshield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 652

Federal Probation

The county spent about $ 300 returning two have been knocked out , but the rest
are all him . The county fed him in the ... He gets the new teeth , has I'll tell you .
Right off the bat the ... I'm giving you the straight dope . It's the Do you know what
 ...

Federal Probation

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 794