How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?: An Imponderables Book (Imponderables)
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From the cover -
It may be the kind of nagging question that keeps distarcting you from your work, like, What is that sandy stuff that you always find in the pockets of jeans? It may be the sort of annoying riddle that has you losing sleep, like, What happens to the holes that are punched out of looseleaf paper? It may be the type of perplexing dilemma that leads to a full-blown, sinus-racking headache, like, Just what does Barney Rubble do for a living? In desperation you reach for an aspirin... ah, sweet relief!... But... but, you wonder, How does aspirin find a headache?
This time, instead of the aspirin bottle, reach for the latest and greatest of David Feldman's Imponderables books and find the answers to the conundrums that, whether you realize it or not, have been obsessing you since the very beginning of your life, when you undoubtedly asked yourself why we learn printing before cursive handwriting. Later, you certainly wondered why 21 was the age you had to reach before you became an adult (and, along the way, probably tried to figure at what age a kid becomes a goat). And once adulthood arrived, the real philosophical quandries arrived with it - like understanding why green cards aren't in fact green, and why the Three Musketeers didn't actually carry muskets. The wait is over: the answers to all of those questions, and dozens more, can be found within the covers of this book.
With more than one million copies in print, Imponderables has established itself as one of the most popular and beloved series of recent years. For only a few $ (where did that symbol come from?), How Does Aspirin Find a Headache? will restore your mental equilibrium, make you the hit of any party (where you can confidently explain why beer doesn't come in plastic containers), and leave you with a smile (not to mention a pretty good idea of why those people in old photographs never, never smiled).
This will soon be part of my Biographies of Things bookbox.
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Actually started reading this a bit last night and have enjoyed learning some new things already.
All in all a fun, quick read, informative, and nicely broken up into little nibbles for those moments when you have only a moment to read.
I think I will hang onto this, since we hope to get MaryZee's Biographies of Things Book Box going again next year in her memory and this would be a good addition.