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Content for Thursday, April 28, 1994

News & Stories

Behind the scenes at the San Diego Opera

One of the first things I do, whenever I’m lucky enough to find myself wandering about backstage at the Civic Theatre during the San Diego Opera season, is check the Bullshitometer. This is a semicircular ...

April 28, 1994
A beach-blanket Lolita remembers the '70s.

A beach is a good place for not thinking. There’s no work at a beach. Everyone’s there to hang out. Normal rules of life are suspended. That makes the beach safe, in a weird way. ...

Why newspapers tear the same way

Dear Matthew Alice: Why does a newspaper tear straight vertically, but not horizontally? Also, why do the tongues of tennis shoes always slip over to the outer side of the shoes when you wear them? ...

April 28, 1994
Head scratching, eyebrow furrowing, chin stroking

Dear Matthew Alice, Why is it, when people can't answer a question, they reflexively scratch their heads, as if it helps them think? Can scratching your head really improve your ability to answer any simple ...

April 28, 1994
Where tides eventually go

Dear Matthew Alice, When the tide goes out, where does it go? — Jennifer in P.B. You were expecting maybe the movies? Dancing? Well, strictly speaking the tide doesn’t go in and out so much ...

April 28, 1994
Cleveland National Forest Is now nation's top reefer hotspot

“Each marijuana plant produces about a pound of pot, and according to LaNier, a pound of top-grade marijuana now costs between $3000 and $6000. “That’s why they don’t like people showing up at their gardens.”

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