Do Elephants Jump?

Do Elephants Jump?

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Every day, we are confronted with innumerable small mysteries that puzzle and confound. Why do pianos have 88 keys? Why is peanut butter sticky? And do elephants jump? Now David Feldman returns with his tenth Imponderables#65533; book to answer these and 100 other perplexing questions about food, popular culture, the human body, science, and more. Like the other books in the Imponderables#65533; series, Do Elephants Jump? answers questions sent in by Dave's vast, and inquisitive, readership. For the painstakingly researched answers, Dave turns to his national network of experts in everything from fishing to astronomy to plastics, not to mention his millions and millions of readers who are eager to supply him with tidbits about even the most obscure phenomena. And since it's presented with Dave's trademark humor, you will be learning and laughing in equal measure.

This tenth book in the series is complete with an indispensable master index to all ten of the Imponderables#65533; books, and charming illustrations by longtime collaborator Kassie Schwan. With well over two million copies of Imponderables#65533; in print, Do Elephants Jump? is sure to be the biggest hit yet. Join Dave Feldman as he strikes another blow against Imponderability.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060539139
0060539135
Characteristics: xvi, 335 p. :,ill.
Additional Contributors: Schwan, Kassie

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KCLSRecommends Jun 03, 2014

Want to know how we librarians answer (at least one category of) seemingly impossible questions? Check out David Feldman's series of book on Imponderables!
Flipping through these pages, you can find out answers to such crazy questions as:
* What exactly are we smelling when we enjoy the "new-car smell"?
* Do skunks think skunks stink?
* Who was Monterrey Jack and why is a cheese named after him?
* Why can't we tickle ourselves?
And even:
* Who was Casper the Friendly Ghost before he died?!
Feldman goes to the experts to get these answers, and though many of the explanations may not quite be satisfactory (and the accompanying drawings are often just plain silly), still one may hardly be able to stop reading this junk-food-like literature.
Other books in his series include “Do penguins have knees?” and “Why do pirates love parrots?”
A further benefit of the 'Do Elephants Jump?' book is the comprehensive index to all 10 volumes in the back.

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May 27, 2011

These books are so funny and very interesting!

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