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Given how this book hasn't yet been reviewed, and the fact that I'm currently reading it online, I thought that I should probably review the book myself. Please note, I have never reviewed a book before.
In the first section "Kangaroo's in the United States" I found it funny that someone saw a kangaroo running on all fours down the middle of the street. I'm no expert on kangaroo anatomy, but I'm fairly certain they're structured to be primarily bipedal. I imagine this being incredibly entertaining to watch. I imagine if there were bouncy marsupials in Illinois and Indiana, the culprit would likely be a zookeeper who neglected to lock something. Considering all the cases were lumped in a similar geographical area and over a short period of time, this has no mystery as far as I'm concerned.
In the second section "Desert Song", the author tells us that the sand on the isle of Eigg (western Scotland) chimes and "sings" when it rubs against itself. Then it is explained that the sand is actually quartz stone worn down by the sea. Mystery solved, so why is it in an unsolved mystery book?
In the third section "The unusual story of Arthur Furguson", there is no mystery at all. Apparently he conned dumb people into believing he was selling them monuments. He was caught and jailed for 5 years, then moved to LA. No mystery.
Recap so far
Unsolved mysteries: 0
Things that aren't remotely mysterious: 3
Section 4, entitled "Solid as a Rock?" discusses the Death Valley stones. They appear to move independently of one another; sometimes in a straight line, zig zags, or gentle curves, always leaving a trail behind them. A geologist studied these stones and found that strong winds coupled with small amounts of rain (Death Valley gets
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