Do Elephants Jump?

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Reference - 352 pages

Ponder, if you will ...
Where do you find fascinating explanations
for a multitude of mysteries?
Why do pianos have 88 keys?
How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe?
Why is peanut butter sticky?

Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Do Elephants Jump? One of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's everyday mysteries -- and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with small mysteries that puzzle and amaze us.

 

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This is the second Imponderables book by David Feldman that I have read. It is interesting and informative, without being to long-winded on any particular subject. There did not seem to be as many ... Read full review

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Honestly, this Imponderables book disappointed me. There were a lot of interesting questions, but they good things about the book were dwarfed by the abundance of completely unnessecery detail and ... Read full review

Contents

Wily Do So Many Bars Feature Televisions
12
Why Do We Say P U When Something Smells Awful?
26
Why Dont the Silver Fillings in Our Mouth Rust?
41
Why Do Crickets Chirp at Night?
54
What Letters Does Campbells Include
73
Do Skunks Think Skunks Stink?
88
Why Do We Rub Our Eyes When Were Tired?
103
Why Are New CDs Released on Tuesdays?
108
Why Do Our Noses Run in Cold Weather?
146
Why Do Teddy Bears Frown?
160
Why Do the Speed Controls on Fans Go from Off
180
Why Are the Strips of Staples Designed
187
Why Is Peanut Butter Sticky?
204
Why Dont Women Faint as Much as They Used To?
219
Why Are Wells Round?
228
If All Time Zones Converge at the North and South Poles
241

Why Are the Notre Dame Sports Teams
115
Why Do Toads Have Warts?
121
Why Do Many Whiplash Victims Feel
128
Why Are We Instructed to Remove Card Quickly
138
Acknowledgments
285
Help
335
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About the author (2009)

David Feldman is the author of ten previous volumes of Imponderables®. 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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