How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch?
Once again, it's time for David Feldman to plunge into that sea of question marks and conundrums known as Imponderables. These are the mysteries of everyday life. They're the questions that can't be answered by numbers, measurements, or a trip to the reference library. They're the things that drive you nuts - or that you've never thought of until someone brings them up, and then they drive you nuts.
Don't you ever wonder, for instance, how astronauts scratch an itch? Or why blank videocassettes slide out of the backs of their boxes, while prerecorded tapes fall out of the bottom? How do skywriters learn good penmanship?
From the thousands of letters, phone calls and E-mail messages he gets every year, Feldman has picked the most intriguing puzzles and gone to the experts to find the answers. In his light, bright, delightful style, he tells us not only the how and the why, but the who, what, where and when.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
I will not write another long review about everything that is wrong with these Imponderables books. I will only say that this one actually has a few impressive tidbits (like explaining the process that makes restaurant ice have those little holes in the middle, that one was interesting!). However, once again, 1/3rd of the book is Frustrables-updates that still don't give many real answers, and more then a few of the questions in the other 2/3rds of the book don't give real answers either. (For example, the question "Why do beer steins have lids?" was answered with "...we were offered all sorts of plausible theories. These are the four we liked the most. Which do you think makes the most sense?" (pg 95))
Review: How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch: Imponderables' Books (Paperback))User Review - Goodreads
I usually love these Imponderables books, but some of the explanations were way too intense.
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the itch that doesnt scratch
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