Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? : & More Than 199 Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers
A Q&A book full of things you didn't know you need to know. Find the answers to hundreds of life's most perplexing questions in this entertaining collection from the editors at Portable Press (the team behind the best-selling, award-winning Uncle John's Bathroom Reader line). Do Geese Get Goose Bumps is 224 pages of simple explanations for complex topics--everything from "Why is air transparent?" to "Why do late-night commercials always offer to throw in a second, identical product 'at no extra cost'?" Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book will shed new light on science, history, politics, sports, animals, food, pop culture, and more. Some sample questions: *Can an elephant cry crocodile tears? *Why do clouds float? *Why is abbreviation such a long word? *What's in a hot dog? *Why does Hawaii have interstate highways? *What did they call a photographic memory before the invention of photography? *Why does Superman wear his underwear on the outside? *Why do dogs come when you call them, but cats ignore you? *What's a male ballerina called? And much, much more!