Straight Dope

A syndicated newspaper column out of Chicago, the Straight Dope is written by “Cecil Adams” and has been “Fighting ignorance since 1973”. The original Cecil seems to be gone — the tone of the writing took a dramatic turn after the first few years — but the point is still the same: cut through the hype, the mystery and the myth to get “the straight dope” about various subjects: Why do wintergreen Life Savers spark when crunched? What are the real lyrics to “Louie Louie”? How do lava lamps work? What is the origin of the peace symbol? Read carefully and the clouds of ignorance will start to lift.

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