Penulis/Author: David Feldman
Penerbit/Publisher: G.P Putnam Sons
Dimensi/Dimension: 14.5 x 22.5 x 1.5cm
Call No.: 031.02/Fel/h/C.1
Once again, dear friends, its time for David Fieldman to plunge into that sea of question marks and conundrums known as Imponderables. These are the Mysteries of everyday life. They're the question that can't be answered by numbers, measurements, or a trip to the reference library. They're the things that drive you nuts -- or that you've never thought of until someone brings them up, and then they drive you nuts.
Didn't you ever wonder, for instance, how astronauts scratch a itch? Or why blank video cassettes slide out of the backs of their boxes, while prerecorded tapes fall out of the bottom? How do skywriters learn good penmanship? Why don't lizards get sunburned? How did people wake up before alarm clocks? Why is Oktoberfest in September? What's the point of those buttons on top of baseball hats? Why does sticking your finger into the foam of carbonated soft drinks drive bubbles down?
You see what we're dealing with here.
- Why phone companies charge extra for unlisted numbers?
- Why bees buzz?
- Why power lines hum?
- How do they keep more than two piece of jigsaw puzzle from fitting together?
- Why bombs create mushoom-shaped clouds?
- Why pirates wear earrings?
- Why there are nine innings in baseball games?
- Why lobsters turn bright red when boiled?
- Why potato chips are always placed above the candy and gum in vending machines?
- Why beer steins have lids?
- Why x stands for the unknown in algbra?
- Why soda machines don't freeze in winter?