When Do Fish Sleep?: An Imponderables Book

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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?

Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in When Do Fish Sleep? -- the unchallenged source of ...

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Overview

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?

Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in When Do Fish Sleep? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most baffling questions. Part of the Imponderables® series and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, When Do Fish Sleep? arms readers with the knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to get to the bottom of why Mickey Mouse has only four fingers?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060740931
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2005
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 110,937
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 5.28 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

David Feldman is the author of ten previous volumes of Imponderables®. He has a master's degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and consults and lectures on the media. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    A rather unique and interesting book.

    As I was waiting for my car in the shop today, I found this book with peculiar title sitting underneath a stack of magazines. As I looked at the cover, I thought it was a children's book. I figured I would still pass the time and read the book, nonetheless. Needless to say, I sat in that shop for five hours, reading the book cover to cover. I was so caught up in the information I was learning. 'When Do Fish Sleep?...' is such a clever idea for a book, answering questions people are bold enough to ask, and who remember to ask questions of such everyday things we take for granted. I'm sure at one time or another, every one of us has wondered why Mickey Mouse has four digits, or have asked themselves if they have ever seen a traffic light bulb replaced. But this book takes it a step further, going into the story behind such ordinary questions, while providing subtle comic relief. It is the kind of book chock full of useless information that you can wow your friends with. A surefire hit with people of all ages, 'When Do Fish Sleep?...' is a book that is a must have for the investigator, the child, and the geek in us. John Zur, author of 'The After Hours'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Greag book!

    This book is awesome! At school im called a nerd even though im popular so this book is a great choice for u nerds out there!

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    bad

    dose not anwers the question

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