Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

And 114 Other Questions

Book - 2007
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* What time is it at the North Pole?

* What's the chemical formula for a human being?

* Why do boomerangs come back?

* Why do flying fish fly?

* Do the living really outnumber the dead?

* Why does lightning fork?

* Why does the end of a whip crack?

Everyone has at one time or another thought up odd questions like these, questions that are strange, intriguing, maybe even impossible to answer. Making your morning omelet, perhaps you've wondered why most eggs are egg shaped. Or maybe, the last time you walked on the beach, you felt compelled to ask why the sea is salty. Watching Polly sit on her perch, have you ever marveled at how she stays there -- even when she's asleep? Well, the readers of New Scientist's wildly popular, long-running column "The Last Word" thought of these questions, too, and weren't afraid to ask them.

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is a brilliant collection of questions and answers for everyone who enjoyed the international, runaway bestseller Does Anything Eat Wasps? Guaranteed to amaze, inform, and delight with topics such as the human body, plants and animals, weird weather, and our wacky world, it'll stump you, enlighten you, entertain and amuse you.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781416541462
1416541462
Call Number: 500 WHY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Science -- Miscellanea.
Alternative Title: New scientist (1971)

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penjunkie
Sep 08, 2010

This book kept my 13 year old away from his ipod. Now that's saying something! There were many interesting facts and topics to tweek discussion. He often told us about a new issue and offered his opinions.

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RonNasty64
Sep 15, 2008

Great bathroom reader. Lots of interesting questions answered. Downside for me: from English publication, so some of the terms used made no sense to me. Multiple answers to some questions, so which is the correct answer?

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