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  1. Why do some people sweat when eating spicy foods
  2. Where did the term "weapons of mass destruction" come from
  3. Seeking Batch File-Rename Software
  4. Post J. Lynch is the military deliberately not putting women in harm's way anymore?
  5. Conditions on slave ships
  6. Can just anyone buy an IV apparatus?
  7. Big Cats and Laser Pointers
  8. Building an Astronomical Calendar
  9. Durability, "stickiness" of Miranda warnings
  10. A lot of Deaf people don't read English?!?
  11. Entomologists: identify this crazy bee?
  12. How large are the Israeli forces?
  13. Music Theory: Detrumining Key and Transposing Chord
  14. Does the sense of cold have priority over pain?
  15. A free "consumer reports" type source
  16. Did Dave Chapelle give back the 50 million?
  17. Legality of Walking Out of a Restaurant Without Paying
  18. UK Dopers: what does it mean to "give a Harvey Smith"?
  19. Immigration and legalization question
  20. What are "A-Coupons"?
  21. What is the correct pronunciation of "Brillouin"
  22. Was premarital sex uncommon in days past?
  23. Why are new (US) bills so sticky?
  24. Where does new money go?
  25. MRI question
  26. Why do houses get abandoned?
  27. Do people who lose their eyes see darkness? Or nothing?
  28. Will the cola really shoot 6 feet into the air? (Flemish speakers welcome)
  29. How do I know for sure if a (small, potted) tree is dead?
  30. Whole House Fan Installation
  31. Goldfish: How big do they get?!?!
  32. Trying juveniles as adults
  33. Nuclear bomber crashes - do bombs go off?
  34. Half of US personal bankruptcies are caused by medical bills?
  35. People with pacemakers can't die in their sleep ???
  36. Hyperinflation AND depression in early 1930s Europe: why?
  37. An off-the-shelf, manned mission to Mars?
  38. New laptop...XP Pro. Where is my WLAN?
  39. Were Pirates More Prone to being on the Wrong Side of Mayhem?
  40. How to spot a fake orgasm?
  41. Are Israel and Lebanon at war right now?
  42. Found a mouse, and I live above a restaurant. My obligation?
  43. How do I find a good Immigration Lawyer (NJ preferably)
  44. Is the interior of Antarctica knee-deep in dead penguins?
  45. Non-Continuous Road Networks?
  46. Hot Car + Aerosol Cans = Ticking Time Bombs?
  47. How long can a dolphin stay underwater
  48. Why do people post videos to Youtube?
  49. Horses on TV vs. Reality
  50. Ghost question?
  51. Why did my 9 volt battery explode -- twice? The McGuyver in me wants to know more
  52. Fart Lighting: How Far Back Does It Go?
  53. anomalies from the sky, ghosts, etc...
  54. Question about a Death Valley trip
  55. If a lama and a llama fought...
  56. How and where can I sell my plasma and/or blood?
  57. Doctor blows up house in divorce-is his wife going to get anything?
  58. Public Art in Main Streets
  59. Why are most people right-handed? Why aren't we all ambidextrous?
  60. Service Pontiac Vibe vs. Toyota Matrix
  61. Hep B vaccine x2, 0 titres
  62. Playstation problem - DDR mats
  63. First charge of Li-ion Battery
  64. When is it not appropriate to wear a military uniform
  65. What was Bush's expletive today?
  66. How approved is "preapproved"?
  67. Lebanon's Postal System
  68. Is filling tires with nitrogen a gimmick?
  69. Why is Ramen so cheap?
  70. Firecrackers in bulk: mat or brick?
  71. Corrupted/screwed up Smart Card - image recovery?
  72. The Last (US) TV Show to Have the Sponsor's Name in the Title?
  73. Son is getting eaten up by mosquitoes at camp. What's the best open area repellent?
  74. Malt Beverages.
  75. Possums that live in nests?
  76. Elevation and Gas Mileage
  77. Home buying advice?
  78. Wind chill factor only in winter?
  79. Introducing a new product to grocery stores
  80. Why is info on Amelia Earhart's disappearance still classified?
  81. What is the smallest area containing 1/2 the US population?
  82. Would it be ethical for a doctor to do this?
  83. Does Sun Tan Lotion/Oil *Really* work?
  84. Cats 'n' mats
  85. How big is/was American textile production from 80's to today?
  86. Workman's Comp and Injuries At Company Events
  87. What does "Code Pink" mean at WalMart?
  88. Sun absorption, black skin, and body temperature
  89. Big game hunting: high-powered rifles VS large-bore shotguns
  90. What causes moles?
  91. What's Wrong With My Breadmaker?
  92. Warning: This question is about dead babies, and may make you sad
  93. Is My Electric Razor Dead?
  94. What kind of rockets is Hezbollah using?
  95. Why does my GPS read 100 ft "short"?
  96. Brits: getting "gazumped"?
  97. Side Effects of epididymitis
  98. Exaplin the difference between National Socialism..
  99. Question about buying back surrendered vehicle
  100. Who was the last US President not a millionaire when elected?
  101. Medical term: enhancement
  102. Is there any consistancy to Syntheasiast's experiences
  103. Does McAfee = Dell?
  104. Up To or Down To The Capital
  105. Outlook Folders Question
  106. Furniture oil: "rags may spontaneously ignite"?
  107. Odd Sequence (Algorithm?)
  108. Laser Pointer through a peephole
  109. Why do we still have "postal cities" different from real jurisdictions?
  110. Vagina Labor Goodness.
  111. Oprah and Stedman term
  112. Identifying a third dimension when you exist in two
  113. Negative effects of Soy Milk (?)
  114. Chance of a male having marriage & children through the ages
  115. Will Microsoft Let Me Use 2K When I Paid for XP?
  116. Original "March of the Penguins" was dubbed??
  117. Countries with(out) mandatory military service?
  118. Capacitor Pyramids as Energy Source. Why or why not?
  119. This question is hard to summarize in one line. It's about succession
  120. IPCONFIG /release & /renew question
  121. Would it be safe to say the Amish are socialist?
  122. Minimizing MPG loss While Using Car AC
  123. Am I liable for a refund issued by mistake?
  124. Are GI infections more common in tourists in India than Africa? If so, why?
  125. The traveling silverfish
  126. Automatic Windows
  127. John Holmes and Urinary Tract Infections
  128. Trademark Issue Help?
  129. Did cashiers and tellers suffer adverse effects from silver coins?
  130. Blackjacks?
  131. Can you be from DC and not live in Washington?
  132. Coincidence that Yahoo's Straight Dope knockoff had same question as SD yesterday?
  133. Was President Eisenhower a Jew?
  134. Network Storage and Portable Hard Drive?
  135. Can a cop pretend to be the with the DA's office to get a confession?
  136. Copyright question- using other people's artwork in your crafts
  137. What countries have "green card lottery" systems?
  138. Weird electrical issue at home (long)...
  139. Help! I need to fix a measuring tape.
  140. Recent (past few days) events in the Levant
  141. computer monitor issues
  142. Has anyone attempted the Randi Challenge counting on luck?
  143. What are these dots on aerial views of Nevada?
  144. Legends behind the "12 days of Christmas"
  145. Why is my car doing this?!??
  146. My computer is infected with "www.searchriffic.com"
  147. How dangerous is it to eat raw egg, really?
  148. Why can't we have ONE method for writing dates!
  149. Does Jewish Law Prohibit Wiping Your Butt On The Sabbath?
  150. Hitler's Mustache
  151. Spot weld repair
  152. How much would it cost to fully update a 1967 Lincoln Continental?
  153. Old Ammunition
  154. Why do dachshunds sleep with their heads dangling over the edge?
  155. Club soda, seltzer, tonic water-what's the difference?
  156. Chinese Buffet Resturants
  157. Getting teeth cleaned
  158. Disclaimer of inheritance verbiage
  159. Translate this to Hebrew or Yiddish
  160. Can I sell my window?
  161. What if a non-player interferes with a batted baseball?
  162. Raw eggs for dogs
  163. gravity reduction beam
  164. Illinois gun laws
  165. how much rain/water will damage my new camera?
  166. "Not for individual retail sale". Is this binding?
  167. Hand sanitizers that can kill viruses?
  168. Under Penalty Of Law-Not To Be Removed Except By the Consumer
  169. Does Hotmail do anything to block reported spam?
  170. A little white lye.
  171. New World Colonizers and Disease
  172. Relative speed question
  173. How in the blessed hell can these people be bidding on this Ebay auction?
  174. Not my car, but the key fits, is this legal?
  175. Does alcohol kill viruses?
  176. What are the ants doing? Why? How!?
  177. Senate Stem Cell Voting
  178. Recovering property from a closed business.
  179. Cleaning blood from concrete (a rehash)
  180. The word on insurance providers denying people who've participated in med. studies?
  181. RSS feed for stock prices
  182. Legality of voting in lieu of a politician
  183. Why do FDA auditors wear uniforms on investigations?
  184. "Berserker" rage?
  185. why smokeless bars don't succeed
  186. Tell me about Retuxin
  187. Laptop CPU running at less than half speed
  188. AOL: spanning (or encircling) the globe?
  189. Best therapy for sprained finger?
  190. british train tracks melting in the sun?
  191. Possible NWA strike and my ticket
  192. Which automobiles share platforms?
  193. Disposing of old gasoline
  194. Why does tea taste better the day after brewing?
  195. Historically, why has prostitution usually been considered demeaning
  196. Google Earth question
  197. Why the variability in transmission rates of various STDs?
  198. Was "John" from the infamous AOL cancellation call ever identified?
  199. Is the NY Times downsizing its page count
  200. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3
  201. Do we know if there are any senses that we lack the organs to experience?
  202. How much undiluted BOTOX to kill the world's humans?
  203. Microsoft Access for Dummies?
  204. What's the deal with duty-free shopping?
  205. Is there an easy way to figure out how much I can spend on a house?
  206. Aluminum cans - any risk?
  207. By approximately when had Franks and Goths stopped speaking Germanic?
  208. Best way to get from Montreal Airport to U. Montreal?
  209. Question about ass to mouth
  210. Why is my car's A/C causing my engine to overheat?
  211. Can DVDs be stored flat (one on top of another)?
  212. Why do I always get itchy when I roll in the grass?
  213. Help! Do you recognize this retro font?
  214. Stun Gun Question
  215. Translation Help (possibly Russian?)
  216. On becoming an American citizen
  217. Who was/is the heaviest surfer on record?
  218. The Largest Population of __________ outside _________
  219. How many people text these companies?
  220. What bug is this?
  221. Legal Question Concerning Extradition From UK TO US
  222. What is it about vinegar that cleans my coffee maker?
  223. When did movie credits start being put at the end of the movie?
  224. Same Shit, Different Day
  225. I can not delete some files
  226. Can I put household bleach into any spray bottle?
  227. PowerPoint technical details and web resources Tufte wouldn't disdain?
  228. Excel question
  229. Employment Question: Can I ask an ex-felon this?
  230. Computer bugs (the literal kind)
  231. Police cars and air bags
  232. Toronto to Rochester by ship?
  233. Q inre Pregnancy: Does Degree of Morning Sickness Predict Baby's Gender?
  234. How come Jesus spoke Aramaic and not Hebrew?
  235. Nostradamus-Prophet or Fraud?
  236. Patriot-3: That can't be right, can it?
  237. Geneologists and geneticists: How closely related are all humans?
  238. Medical tests: Do I have a right to a copy of mine?
  239. Dishwasher Safety
  240. What were those fireworks? (NYC 7/19)
  241. How did my CD player do this
  242. Online mapping, who is more accurate?
  243. Hybrid cars and their "earth savings"
  244. Why are these PNGs not like the others?
  245. Scientologies E-Meters: Studies on Effectiveness?
  246. Are there drawbacks for 18+ year olds without drivers' education?
  247. French Fries and dessicants
  248. Why are traffic signals anchored differently in different areas?
  249. Would it be legal for an American company to hire only Non-Americans?
  250. Dogs And Sunbathing

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