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Return of the Straight Dope (The Straight Dope)

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"When inquiring minds want to know, there is someone to turn to for an answer."
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Cecil Adams's first two books covered everything from the real lyrics to "Louie, Louie," to whatever became of Einstein's brain. You probably thought you couldn't stand any more genius in one lifetime. Well, fasten your intellectual seat belts! Inside you'll find 100% guarante
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Paperback, 433 pages
Published March 12th 1999 by Ballantine (first published April 12th 1994)
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Dean
Nov 05, 2016 Dean rated it liked it
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The Straight Dope books are a textbook case of diminishing returns. The first one is great fun, and the second only a little less successful (because a little more uneven). But once you get to this book the whole thing is starting to feel tired.
Jien
Jun 08, 2013 Jien rated it really liked it
I hardly remember reading this (I'm writing this review five years since I read it) but I like the truth. I have a vague memory of a couple things I disagreed with in terms of the authors methodology in obtaining certain information, but largely the fact-checking seemed accurate and getting to the bottom of misconceptions is always good.
Chris Ellis
Jul 10, 2016 Chris Ellis rated it liked it
Pretty typical Straight Dope book - some questions are of interest to me and some I skim over, but overall an interesting read
SC
Apr 24, 2013 SC rated it liked it
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
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Stuart Langridge
Jun 12, 2016 Stuart Langridge rated it it was amazing
Shelves: liked

Excellent collection of Straight Dope columns, although they're all available online now anyway.

Fishface
Feb 11, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
Awesome! Answers to all of life's questions, of every size and shape. delivered with the perfect mocking edge by Cecil Adams.
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