Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and Other Imponderables: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

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Harper & Row, 1988 - Curiosities and wonders - 251 pages
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Here are the answers to questions that have been keeping you and your loved ones up nights, questions that have driven families to feuds, questions that nag and nag just won't let go. Have you ever wondered juts what purpose those warning labels on mattresses are supposed to serve? Or what happens to the trend that wears off tires? And how many meals have you spent pondering the perennially baffling question of why hot dogs come ten to a package while hot dog buns come in eight?

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? has the solutions to these and scores of other Imponderables. David Feldman's witty and irresistible compendium of knowledge goes where other reference books fear to trend, uncovering closely guarded secrets, revealing long-hidden facts, and, like all other invaluable works of detection, never letting well enough alone. Whether you want to settle those arguments about the difference between a kit and a caboodle, or just curious about dry cleaning, Teflon, Wayne Gretzky, or chocolate bunnies, Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? is indispensable.

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Review: Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and Other Imponderables: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

Books like this always seem to me to be springboards to further research. And I have followed some of them up, but not all. Some answers herein are intuitively obvious (and thereby inherently suspect ... Read full review

Review: Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and Other Imponderables: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

User Review  - Paul De Belder - Goodreads

Several items show a lack of research - unlikely or demonstrably false explanations are given. One example is the subject in the title. Clocks do not run clockwise because sundials do. Only on ... Read full review

About the author (1988)

Feldman is the author of the Imponderables series, as well as Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? and How to Win at Just About Everything. He has a master's degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and consults and lectures on the media. He lives in New York City.

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