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Do Penguins Have Knees? & Other Imponderables/Mysteries of Everyday Life
by David Feldman | Humor
Registered by pzarks of Portland, Oregon USA on 4/30/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by klaradyn): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by pzarks from Portland, Oregon USA on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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"Why are our fingers different lengths, and what purpose do earlobes, tonsils, and appendixes serve?... Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms?... When you wear a girdle, where does the fat go?... Why is Rhode Island called an island when it obviously isn't an island?... What exactly are we smelling when we enjoy a "new car smell"?

With over a million copies in print, David Feldman's Imponderables series has become the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing questions. In this entertaining and wide-ranging tour through imponderability, Feldman illuminates the darkest mysteries known to humankind, enigmas as disconcerting as how they kept beer cold in the Old West, what happened to the "Q" and "Z" on telephone buttons, and the finer points of the only two sure things in life, death (what does happen to our Social Security number after we die?) and taxes (why was April 15 chosen as the date for income tax filing?). It doesn't get any better than this.
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Journal Entry 2 by pzarks at Portland, Oregon USA on Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/13/2008 UTC) at Portland, Oregon USA

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Mailed to Moriquen in Belgium for entering my RABCK draw 


Journal Entry 3 by Moriquen from Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Wow, cool! I hadn't expected this one! Thanks a bunch, pzarks. I am really going to enjoy this book! =D 


Journal Entry 4 by Moriquen from Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Sunday, August 24, 2008

7 out of 10

I was a bit disappointed about how American-oriented this book is, because I had expected more 'universal' imponderables. Nevertheless, it is a very entertaining book and I've learned a thing or two that I hadn't expected!

Thanks again for the book, pzarks. I'll find a good home for it! 


Journal Entry 5 by Moriquen at Surprise in -- controlled release --, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/30/2008 UTC) at Surprise in -- controlled release --, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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This book will travel to the other side of the world, to the winner of whitehorsy's birthday sweepstake!! I hope you'll like it!

(I noted I accidentally made this a wild release, which offcourse, it is not!) 


Journal Entry 6 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Friday, October 10, 2008

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Arrived yesterday! Thanks so much, Moriquen. 


Journal Entry 7 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Finished this one yesterday. Like Moriquen I was a bit disappointed with how American-orientated the book was, and especially the parts dealing with technology were a bit outdated (the book was published in 1991). That being said, I did find many of the answers entertaining and interesting, and learned some things I hadn't known. Feldman's writing is also very, very funny! 


Journal Entry 8 by klaradyn at St George's Mall, Cape Town Central in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/4/2008 UTC) at St George's Mall, Cape Town Central in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Released while walking down St. George's Mall, on the statue with the Bart Simpson heads.

My book # 75 for guinaveve's Keep Them Moving challenge. 


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