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Ever Wonder Why? Mass Market Paperback – November 24, 1991
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Doing some research of my own on a few questions (why is sidespin in pool called English, for example) and found that the author is often just passing on apocrophyl stories and urban legends. It seems as though mostly he researched perhaps one or two sources to answer each question.
Since getting to the bottom of urban legends and myths are what caused me to get so interested in trivia in the first place, I found this book a real letdown.
However, I dont know if he is very good on science. He says the sky is blue because the atmosphere scatters the blue light more than any other part of the spectrum, but then he says that sunsets are red because they scatter red light less than other colors. Not consistent, obviously.
This book even explains -- in the preface -- the origin of the preface, and contains an eight-page index. A "must read" for those who are curious about everyday phenomena. I also recommend the "Imponderables" series and "More Ever Wonder Why".
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The children I gave these to as Christmas gifts like them and said that they have learned from them. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Brunhilda
Bought for my teenage grandson who was constantly asking questions. We both got a good laugh. Bought another for me because I liked myself.Published 1 month ago by Henrietta J. Tate
This book was fine for helping me fall asleep at night. The answers to some of the questions seemed a bit simplistic.Published 1 month ago by s. Elizabeth
The book was in excellent brand-new condition and is going to make a GREAT Christmas gift for my nephew who loves books like this one!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer