Are politicians dumber than the rest of us?

Are politicians dumber than the rest of us?

You think he’s dumb? He’s too busy counting campaign money to care

Was bison slaughter a U.S. military tactic in the Plains Wars?

The latter half of the 19th century wasn’t such a hot time to be an American bison

What if we eradicated mosquitoes?

Sooner or later, we will be able to get rid of mosquitoes. But, as the existence of Pumpkin Spice Oreos teaches us, just because one can do something doesn’t mean one should.

Why is jury pay so low?

The implications of this pay regime are pretty brutal

What causes sanpaku eyes (and what the hell are sanpaku eyes)?

Whatever dent the sanpaku concept has made in the Western consciousness is largely the doing of George Ohsawa, a Japanese thinker who last century helped bring to the wider world the dietary philosophy called macrobiotics.

Do cell phones prevent crime?

All I'm saying: maybe we shouldn't take our cues on crime-fighting from Hollywood

What if humans became cold-blooded?

I mean, try convincing me Vladimir Putin doesn’t have at least a little reptile in him

If cars go electric, how do we pay for highways without a gas tax?

Electric vehicles, while depriving the trust fund of a little bit of cash, won’t make the situation appreciably worse than it already is

What's the deal with papal infallibility?

Could the pope declare a surprising about-face with respect to abortion or the Prince of Darkness?

Is the petrodollar about to tank the economy?

Doffing your tinfoil hat, then, you come to see the petrodollar bathed in the glow of ’70s and ’80s nostalgia, like disco and Oliver North

Should we give up toilet paper?

The scientific world is not flush with information regarding health and bidet usage.

Should I cook my vegetables or eat them raw?

The answer depends on your cooking method.

Can blood be used as an egg substitute?

Is it true that due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and in ice cream? —Kathy


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