Why Don't Cats Like to Swim?: An Imponderables Book

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Harper Collins, Nov 2, 2004 - Humor - 336 pages

Why does an "X" stand for a kiss?
Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit® gum?
Why do people cry at happy endings?
Why do you never see baby pigeons?

Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Why Don't Cats Like to Swim? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing questions. Part of the Imponderables® series, Feldman's book arms readers with information about everyday life -- from science, history, and politics to sports, television, and radio -- that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. Where else will you learn what makes women open their mouths when applying mascara?

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User Review  - dk_phoenix - LibraryThing

This was a fun read to pick up and go through in segments. It's basically one of those 'random question and answer' books, and I have to admit, I learned a few new facts that I don't think I'll ever ... Read full review

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User Review  - stuzle - LibraryThing

All the Imponderables books are fantastic! The author takes on the kind of questions we all wonder about but no-one seems to know the answers to, and does all he can to figure out why! Most all the ... Read full review

Contents

What is the difference between partly cloudy
21
Why is butter rather than margarine served even
32
Why do Corn Flakes and Sugar Frosted Flakes have
38
Why have many movie theaters stopped popping
45
Why do some shampoos direct the user to apply
90
Why do yellow lights in Washington D C traffic
109
the recipe specifies?
119
airlines?
131
dark when you bite into them?
157
If only some people are susceptible to hypnosis
180
How was the order of our alphabet determined?
193
Why does a thumbsup gesture mean okay?
209
Why is film 8 16 35 and 70 millimeters wide?
222
Why do we tie shoes to the back of newlyweds
235
close?
243
mascara?
257

Why does Roger Ebert receive top billing over
137
Why are there so many irregular sheets? And
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About the author (2004)

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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