Radio: Indians, Snakes & Noah

Did Romans wear false teeth? Is Alaska bigger than Texas? Will a turtle's egg bounce?

Radio's Answer Man has been carefully answering such questions (Yes to all three) for the past 14 years. Started in Manhattan, where it is now heard twice daily (1:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, WNBC), The Answer Man quickly spread across the nation, is now broadcast at varying times in 51 U.S. cities.

Questions pour in at the rate of 2,500 a day, and all of them—even those used on the air—are answered by mail. About 40% of the queries deal with local subjects...

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