The Straight Dope

The Straight Dope

A Compendium of Human Knowledge

Book - 1998
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Random House, Inc.
Is it true what they say about Catherine the Great and the horse? How do they measure snow? How do they get the stripes into toothpaste? Do cats have navels? How are coins taken out of circulation? Why do men have nipples?

Cecil Adams has tackled these questions and more in his outspoken, uncompromising, and always entertaining weekly newspaper column, The Straight Dope. Now the best of these questions and answers--from the profound to the ridiculous--are collected in book form so that you can know a little about a lot. Exploding myths, revealing shocking truths, and explaining all major mysteries of the cosmos, The Straight Dope contains more than four hundred fully-indexed entries on topics ranging from sex to consumer products, science to history, and rock 'n' roll to much, much more!

Baker & Taylor
Answers questions about animals, the human body, religion, history, science, politics, technology, language, music, money, food, television, and movies

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1998
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed
ISBN: 9780345422910
0345422910
Characteristics: xi, 417 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Zotti, Ed

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