The Straight Dope Mailbag

I came across the Straight Dope Mailbag (“the official Internet home of Cecil Adams, World’s Smartest Human Being”) the other day and was greeted with a long list (hundreds!) of interesting reader-submitted questions. Here are a few personal favorites:

What happened to the Emergency Broadcast System?

How do they score boxing?

Are the dots on McDonald’s drink lids Braille?

What’s the origin of “hors d’oeuvres”?

What’s in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction?

Do birds pee?

What’s the story on perfect numbers?

Was Walt Disney a fascist?

Who or what is Chevy Chase?

The phrasing of each question is almost as interesting as the thorough responses Cecil (and guests) respond with. Yay for random knowledge.