No. 481: "Count on It"
"It is such a hit with the kids because they can count them and then it is so rewarding for them to eat them." Who said this about what?
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Wednesday's Question (No. 480)—"Up a Laser River":
The United States hopes to stop Russia from exporting certain lasers. Boris Yatsenko of the D.V. Efremov Institute of St. Petersburg says they'll be used only for "scientific, industrial and medical purposes," but the United States isn't convinced. Who do they fear will use the lasers to do what?
"Political tricksters; show up at the presidential debate and make Bush chase the beam around the stage."—Floyd Elliot
"They fear the Japanese will use the lasers to burn 'Eat Me' onto the hides of endangered whales."—Gary Drevitch
"PETA fears Al Gore will use those lasers on his arthritic, drug-snorting mutt the minute he becomes a political liability."—Will Vehrs
"Do you even remember 1-800-MDTUSCH?"—David Feige
"Dogs will use them to tease U.S. cats, driving them insane, tipping the pet balance of power."—Ray Hastings
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