It's a Weird World

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Sterling Pub. Co., Nov 1, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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"A treasure trove of trivia...this lighthearted collection of weird-but-true bits of information offers quirks and oddities from real life that should interest YAs. The selections range from ancient history to recent events, etymology to biology, from how the tea bag was invented to how long it takes to hard-boil an ostrich egg."-- "SLJ

. 128 pages, 20 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

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Contents

How It Started
9
Not Stranger Than Fiction
16
Words and Odd Meanings
26
At the Movies
33
Male and Female
40
Mistakes Misnomers and Other Misinformation
44
Bizarre
52
Odd Jobs
58
Good Thinking
81
Why Its Better To Be an Animal Than a Person
89
Why Things Are the Way They Are
95
Knocking at Deaths Door
97
Intimate Details
101
The Story Behind the Story
107
Unhappy Endings
112
The One and Only
117

Thats Surprising
62
One Way To Do It
71
Whats in a Name?
76
About the Author
122
Index
123
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