Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

And Answers to 100 Other Weird and Wacky Questions About How the World Works

Book - 2009
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Amazing and intriguing questions and answers from the team behind the international phenomenon Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

The popular-science magazine behind the runaway international bestsellers Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? and Does Anything Eat Wasps? takes on another irresistible batch of the strange, silly, and mind-boggling questions that plague curious minds the world over:
- Can pigeons sweat, can fish get thirsty, and can insects get fat?- Could a person commit the perfect murder by killing someone the day after receiving a full blood transfusion?- Is there a way to beat the odds of the lottery by using math?- How much mucus does a nose produce during the average cold?- If forced to eat parts of yourself to survive, which non-vital organs would be the most nutritious?
Culled from New Scientist's popular "The Last Word" column and edited by Mick O'Hare, the author of How to Fossilize Your Hamster , Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is guaranteed to amuse and amaze as much as it informs.

(And if a polar bear appears to be lonely, it probably means there wasn't enough walrus for dinner.)

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st Holt Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 9780805089882
0805089888
Call Number: 500 DO
Characteristics: xi, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Science -- Miscellanea.
Additional Contributors: O'Hare, Mick 1964-
Alternative Title: New Scientist.

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VanessaM Nov 20, 2009

Not every question was of interest to me, but enough were that I can definitely recommend this book. Strange and fascinating for sure. Don't forget to check the bottom right corner of each page for the flip animation...I almost missed it.

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