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Letters: The Myth Of The Chevy Nova

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NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on last week's show topics including the pros and cons of living in Detroit, and the bike ride of your life. He also corrects the popular myth that the Chevy Nova failed to sell well in Mexico because, in Spanish, the name means "no go."
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We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.
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Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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