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Overview

Have you ever submitted a question of the day to How Stuff Works? This is one of the most popular features at Marshall Brain's site, and this eminently browsable paperback reveals the top 101 questions - with clear, witty answers, including:

How do light sabers work?
How are marshmallows made?
How do traffic lights detect that a car is waiting?
What is a light year?
How do glow-in-the dark toys work?
How does a lava lamp work?
and much more!

For readers looking for fun facts and information presented with panache, this book is the answer. With more than 2 million visitors per month, HowStuffWorks.com is the place to go for entertaining, easy to understand explanations of everything from the inner workings of an automobile engine to the stimulating effects of caffeine.

About the Author:

Marshall Brain is the founder and CEO of HowStuffWorks.com, based in Raleigh, NC. Named one of the Carolinas' top entrepreneurs by Ernst & Young in 1999, he is the author of several books including How Stuff Works and The Teenager's Guide to the Real World.

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Tired of having nothing so say at parties? This book can transform you into a magnet of useful (and useless) information. HowStuffWorks CEO Marshall Brain teaches you the fascinating answers to questions like: How does root beer work? How do bees make honey? And, our favorite, How do glow-in-the-dark toys work? (The short answer to the title question, by the way, is 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (6E+24) kilograms.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567317152
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 4/20/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Marshall Brain resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and works as the CEO and Chairman of the Board for HowStuffWorks. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS incomputer science from NCSU. His Previous books include The Teenager's Guide to the Real World which was recognized by The New York Public Library as one of the 50 top books for teens in 1999. Brain has also written 10 technology books on computer languages, operating systems, and networking. Marshall was included in Ernstand Young's Top 25 Entrepreneurs in North and South Carolina in 1999.
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Table of Contents


Introduction.

Chapter 1: Now That's Entertainment!

Chapter 2: Special Effects.

Chapter 3: Light and Sound.

Chapter 4: But I Thought GIF was Peanut Butter.

Chapter 5: On the Go.

Chapter 6: Power Up!

Chapter 7: Stuff Around Your House.

Chapter 8: Foodstuffs.

Chapter 9: To Your Health.

Chapter 10: Who's On First?

Chapter 11: Cool Problems/Cool Solutions.

Index.
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