From School Library Journal
YA-Adams's appeal cuts across all age groups, and his fans will enjoy this fifth compilation of questions and answers from his popular newspaper column. His humorous and well-researched replies to questions about swimming right after eating or if watching TV will ruin one's eyes make the book entertaining and informative. The writer's Web site has an archive of columns back to 1994 and allows for reader queries.Judy McAloon, Potomac Library, Prince William County, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Why do parachute jumpers yell "Geronimo"?
Is it aerodynamically impossible for bumblebees to fly?
Will watching too much TV ruin your eyes?
Fresh from the popular newspaper column by CECIL ADAMS!
WHAT IS CECIL ADAMS'S IQ?
"Do you want it in scientific notation? Little Ed, get out the slide rule."
For more than a quarter of a century Cecil Adams has been courageously
attempting to lift the veil of ignorance surrounding the modern world.
Now, in his fifth book, he takes yet another stab, dissecting such classic
--If you swim less than an hour after eating, will you get cramps and die?
--What's the difference between a Looney Tune and a Merrie Melody?
--Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?
--Was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre based on actual events?
--Did medieval lords really have "the right of the first night"?
And much more!
THE CRITICS: STILL RAVING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!
"Trenchant, witty answers to the great imponderables."