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More How Do They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

Have you ever wondered:

- How do they know how much an aircraft carrier weighs?

- How do they get music onto a CD?

- How does an electric eel generate electricity?

- How do they know how long a second is?

- How do...


How Did They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton HarperCollins e-books (August 31, 2010)

The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people—not to mention infomaniacs and trivia buffs—crazy.

Questions about matters great and small, from ancient times to yesterday....


When Do Fish Sleep?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

How come birds don't tip over when they sleep on telephone wires?

What makes yawning contagious?

Why, oh why, do roosters have to crow so early in the morning?...


Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

What is the difference between a kit and a caboodle?

Why don't people get goose bumps on their faces?

Where do houseflies go in the winter?

What causes that ringing sound in your ears?

Pop-culture...


Everything Is Under Control

by Robert A. Wilson HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes...