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Imponderables

the solution to the mysteries of everyday life

1st Quill ed.

Published by Quill in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

ImponderablesThe Solution to the Mysteriesof Everyday LifeDid you ever wonder why you never see baby pigeons? Or why a thumbs-up gesture means "OK"? At last the solutions to some of life's most baffling questions are gathered here in one volume. Written in an informative and entertaining style and illustrated with drawings that are clearly to the point, Imponderables gets to the bottom of everyday life's mysteries, among them:Why is a mile 5,280 feet?Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit' gum?Why does an X stand for a kiss?Why don't cats like to swim?Why do other people hear our voices differently than we do?Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs don't have the answers --Imponderables does! And in answering such questions, it touches on an astonishing variety of subjects, including sports, science, history, politics, television, radio, and much more. No trivial pursuit, Imponderables takes a surprising, illuminating, and humorous look at ourselves and the world around us.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
031/.02
Library of Congress
AG195 .F45 1987

The Physical Object

Pagination
262 p. :
Number of pages
262

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2384871M
Internet Archive
imponderablessol00feld
ISBN 10
0688059147
LC Control Number
87013750
OCLC/WorldCat
15697383
Library Thing
17332
Goodreads
1097758
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