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Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? and 568 Other Popular Questions Answered
Fascinating Facts for Trivia Buffs
by George W. Stimpson
Publisher:  Bell Publishing Company
Copyright 1984

What state has the greatest coast line?  Where is Columbus buried?  Why do some shoes squeak?  Which sex of the mosquito bites?  Where was the first theater built in the United States?  These and hundreds of other questions are fully discussed in Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? and 568 Other Popular Questions Answered.

At last there is one easy-to-use book available to answer those questions that seem so commonplace, yet often stump you for an answer.  What is the gold standard?  Why are maps made with north at the top?  Why do cats always land on their feet?

George W. Stimpson's comprehensive, commonsense aproach proves invaluable for both casual readers and serious students alike.  Each question he poses receives a fully researched and complete answer.  The book is also indexed, allowing easy access to information.

Benjamin Disraeli once said, "Ignorance never settles a question."  With Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? and 568 Other Popular Questions Answered, you won't have to approach a question without intelligent data.  Not only will you be able to answer your own questions but you can also help friends and family with their quandaries.

Why is it considered lucky to find a four-leaf clover?  What is free verse?  Do bananas grow pointing up or down?  Why are cows milked from the right side?  When was ice cream first made?  Find the answer to these questions, and others that may occur to you, with the help of Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? and 568 Other Popular Questions Answered.

Condition:  Used.  Hardcover.  Dust cover.  Pages may be tanning from age.  Dust cover shows light creases, tanning and edge wear.  Binding between the back page and back endpaper is in the beginning stages of splitting, but pages are in tact.


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