April 30th, 2001

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from the straight dope archive - bug poots.

Do insects pass flatulence? It's a rather twisted question, but the thought has often entered my mind.

Um . . . this might depend on how you define "flatulence." An insect's digestive system bears little resemblance to our own in its structural details, even if the basic process is the same. Flatulence in humans is largely due to the activity of bacteria in our intestines, releasing methane gas. But there are very few insects whose guts contain methane-producing bacteria. In a practical sense, therefore, the only insects for whom the answer is "yes" would be termites, some wood roaches, and a few wood-boring moth and beetle larvae.
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Nosey Scotto again - underwear questions

Here's Scott's latest "nosey poll"... the things that come up in conversation.

What sort of undies do you wear most often?

Boxers
10(31.2%)
Briefs
8(25.0%)
Thong
2(6.2%)
None!
7(21.9%)
Other, see below
5(15.6%)

Other? What other kind?

What sort of fabric?

Cotton
17(53.1%)
Silk
2(6.2%)
Leather
1(3.1%)
Blend
5(15.6%)
Other, see below
7(21.9%)

Other? What other kind of fabric?

Men (or women who know a man well enough to answer for them)- When wearing briefs, do you use the 'weinerflap' opening to urinate through?

Yes!
2(8.7%)
Nope, I just drop the waistband.
17(73.9%)
Nope, I sit to pee.
2(8.7%)
Nope, I use a leg-hole
0(0.0%)
Other, see below
2(8.7%)

Other? How the heck do you do it?

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Al Amarjan slang

The people of Al Amarja come from many different cultures, and have developed a unique patois all their own. Below are a few of the more commonly used words and their meanings.
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