Do Fish Drink Water? Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers

by Bill McLain | Humor |
ISBN: 0688165125 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elle311 of Suffolk, Virginia USA on 4/25/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 25, 2009
Kindly donated to be released at my OBCZ's.



This book will either find it's way to one of the many Convention Book Buffets or be donated to The Book Thing. Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 16, 2011
from the convention, wil PC it for now and share with flut3girl.

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 12, 2011
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Journal Entry 6 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, September 22, 2013
Pulled and set aside to read for the "Things" bookbox

Journal Entry 7 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, December 19, 2013
from the convention; questions that were posed to the Xerox webmaster. Personally, I wouldn't think of using the Xerox webmaster as an "ask Jeeves" type of resource, but apparently a lot of people did. He answers the primary question, then adds in tidbits and factoids that relate overall to the subject matter. Some of it is dated, so don't expect the URLs included to be really the best way anymore. Overall, enjoyable and a fair amount of cross subject matter with the Imponderables book. Now off to the Things bookbox.

Journal Entry 8 by wingNancyNovawing at Things bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, December 23, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (12/23/2013 UTC) at Things bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Added to the Things bookbox

Journal Entry 9 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Taking from the Biographies of Things bookbox. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 10 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
As it's the last day of the month and I want to release it before day's end, this review may be shorter than I'd like...

Mostly enjoyable; I agree with NancyNova that the Xerox webmaster is a somewhat unexpected person to answer this kind of questions, except that he might know where to find the answer online. I did notice a couple of errors in subjects that I know a little about, so my recommendation is that if any of these articles and factoids (author's own word) interest you, you might want to check another source as well. Also, the book was published in 1999 so checking elsewhere for updated info is a good idea anyway.

Still, a wonderful compilation of info on a wide variety of subjects. I marked several pages, to write down topics I want to research further; for example, McLain states that the first mailbox in the U.S. was in a tavern here in Boston. I'm wondering if there's some sort of plaque at the site. And I'm intrigued by the section of Milwaukee that was declared an independent sovereign state, the Kingdom of Talossa, in 1979 by a 13-year-old student. Interesting stuff!

Journal Entry 11 by wingeponine38wing at Little Free Library, 69 Webcowet Rd. in Arlington, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (2/28/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, 69 Webcowet Rd. in Arlington, Massachusetts USA

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Left at about 3:45. Hope someone will enjoy it!

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