Thursday, May 25, 2006

Straight Dope LInk

I'm sure many of you have favorite ways to track down urban legends and weird bits of trivia (saw the posting for One of my favorites is the "Straight Dope" -- the same one in the City Paper. It might also be a good place to get ideas about papers.

Some topics from their classics section:
Why do pigeons bob their heads?
Why do people say "Jesus H. Christ"?
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
If all one billion Chinese jumped at once, would the earth be thrown out of its orbit?
Is it true about Catherine the Great and the horse?
Why do wintergreen Life Savers spark when crunched?
Do bathtubs drain counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the southern?
Why does Heinz ketchup say "57 varieties"? I only see one variety
What are the nine Eskimo words for snow?
What are the REAL lyrics to "Louie Louie"?
Why isn't there a Channel One on TV?
Did a French vaudeville star once specialize in trained flatulence?


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