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Have you ever wondered if any American millionaires have been executed? Is garlic oil lethal? Can herbal supplements increase breast size? You've got the questions, and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages.

THESE DAYS

An official Chinese news agency says the first labor union at a Wal-Mart store in China has been formed following a lobbying campaign by the country's official union group. [via Undernews]

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a goal of constructing a crewed lunar base by 2030. [via Slashdot]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Democratic-leaning A Bluestem Prairie is following the First Congressional District race between incumbant Gil Gutknecht and challenger Tim Walz.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Johnny Knoxville and his crew of jackasses are back in Number Two

Wacky kids simulating intercourse with gas-guzzling SUVs at I Humped Your Hummer

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I'm one year away from 70 and I've had a good run. I really believe I'm OK. In my mind and in my heart, I feel OK. I cannot complain that I haven't lived long enough, but I'd like to live longer."

-- Tex-Mex country singer Freddy Fender, discussing his incurable lung cancer

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