Can Rats Swim from Sewers Into Toilets?: And Other Questions about Your Home
Explore whether there's a factual basis for beliefs and sayings about baking, cooking, cleaning, and things related to the house and home. Readers will explore questions such as: Will a potato really explode if you don't poke holes in it before you bake it?; Is it true that a watched pot never boils?; Does washing dishes by hand really save water?
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