I keep asking my friends and family to keep an eye out
for a Dr. Know compilation book for sale somewhere. Does one exist? You
crack me up and keep me well-informed about the world every week.
I work graveyard, where can I meet folks with the same work hours?
I work graveyard, and my days off are Monday through
Wednesday. Where can I meet folks with the same work hours? Is there
some special place they meet, like a coffee shop or gym, or do they just
I watch exactly one football game per year, the Super
Bowl, and I have no idea whom to root for. Is there any reason for an
Oregonian to prefer one side over the other? The Seahawks aren’t
What's with the huge gathering of crows at Southwest 5th Avenue and Salmon Street every morning?
Why do hundreds of crows gather in the trees at
Southwest 5th Avenue and Salmon Street around 7 every morning? Their
sound is deafening, and pedestrians have to dodge their droppings. What
What's the story on the supposedly deadly microscopic fungus found in Oregon a few years ago?
Never mind the world’s largest fungus [“Dr. Know,” WW, Jan. 2, 2013]—it’s harmless. Wasn’t some new type of microscopic fungus discovered in Oregon a couple years back? A deadly one, that
What's the deal with the lights on top of the Standard Insurance building?
A large pole with multicolored lights sits on top of
the Standard Insurance building downtown. The lights shine either white,
green or red. Is this Portland’s answer to Gotham’s Bat-Signal? An
Is Oregon really home to home to the world’s largest mushroom?
Someone recently told me Oregon was home to the world’s
largest mushroom. Is it as big as a whale? And where is it, so I can
avoid it? It sounds creepy.
—Another Liberal Arts Major
Where did the “We’re Number One!” shout and gesture come from?
I know Portland doesn’t have any teams likely to
inspire this behavior anytime soon, but where did the custom of waving
one’s index finger (real or foam rubber) in the air and shouting “We��