Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? : And 114 Other Questions

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? : And 114 Other Questions

Book - 2006
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- What time is it at the North Pole?
- What’s the chemical formula for a human being?
- Why is snot green?
- Should you pickle your conkers?
- Why do boomerangs come back?

The New Scientist magazine’s ever-popular "Last Word"column produces an endlessly fascinating array of questions and answers from its readers. For all those who relish its mixture of wit, insight and scientific curiosity—not to mention those who have read and enjoyed Does Anything Eat Wasps?, the brilliantly successful previous collection—this new volume will be irresistible.

Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? includes recent answers never before published in book form, as well as old favourites from the column’s early days. This bumper collection brings together the highlights of the ‘Last Word’ in another wise, weird and wacky compendium that is guaranteed to amaze, inform and delight.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Penguin Canada, c2006
ISBN: 9780143053903
Characteristics: 236 p


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Sep 08, 2010

This book kept my 13 year old away from his ipod. Now that's saying something! There were many interesting facts and topics to tweek discussion. He often told us about a new issue and offered his opinions.

Sep 15, 2008

Great bathroom reader. Lots of interesting questions answered. Downside for me: from English publication, so some of the terms used made no sense to me. Multiple answers to some questions, so which is the correct answer?

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