Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know

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Taylor Trade Publishing, Oct 15, 2007 - Reference - 240 pages
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Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit"? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories-nature, human body, language, holidays and special occasions, humanities and culture, cuisine, and geography-this book will turn you into a veritable fount of knowledge on all manner of subjects, whether it's the invention of the zipper or the origin of the word "posh."
 

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Contents

1 Nature and Environment
1
2 The Human Body
37
3 Language
57
4 Holidays and Special Occasions
107
5 Humanities and Culture
125
6 Cuisine
173
7 Geography and Community
197
Credits and Resources
217
Index
221
Opportunity to Interact
225
About the Author
227
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Valeri Helterbran writes a weekly column for the Ligonier Echo and is associate professor in the Professional Studies in Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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