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Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 978-0-345-42008-4 (0-345-42008-X)
Pub Date: February 16, 1999
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Why do parachute jumpers yell "Geronimo"?
Is it aerodynamically impossible for bumblebees to fly?
Will watching too much TV ruin your eyes?
Fresh from the popular newspaper column by CECIL ADAMS!
WHAT IS CECIL ADAMS'S IQ?
"Do you want it in scientific notation? Little Ed, get out the slide rule."
For more than a quarter of a century Cecil Adams has been courageously
attempting to lift the veil of ignorance surrounding the modern world.
Now, in his fifth book, he takes yet another stab, dissecting such classic
--If you swim less than an hour after eating, will you get cramps and die?
--What's the difference between a Looney Tune and a Merrie Melody?
--Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?
--Was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre based on actual events?
--Did medieval lords really have "the right of the first night"?
And much more!
THE CRITICS: STILL RAVING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!
"Trenchant, witty answers to the great imponderables."
About this Author
Cecil Adams is author of The Straight Dope, More of the Straight Dope, Return of the Straight Dope, and The Straight Dope Tells All. All of Cecil's dealings with the public are handled by his editor and confidant, Ed Zotti, author of Know It All!, who has been sworn to secrecy. Consequently, little is known about Cecil's private life.
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