Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know

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Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit"? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories-nature, human body, language, holidays and special occasions, humanities and culture, cuisine, and geography-this book will turn you into a veritable fount of knowledge on all manner of subjects, whether it's the invention of the zipper ...

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Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know

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Overview

Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit"? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories-nature, human body, language, holidays and special occasions, humanities and culture, cuisine, and geography-this book will turn you into a veritable fount of knowledge on all manner of subjects, whether it's the invention of the zipper or the origin of the word "posh."

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The Ligonier Echo
This book makes the unknown, known; the perplexing, less so, and it provides the grist for the mills of the brain to provide incentives to the learner to keep on learning."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589793354
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/25/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,030,446
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Valeri Helterbran writes a weekly column for the Ligonier Echo and is associate professor in the Professional Studies in Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

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    This book is a welcome addition to any classroom. It answers questions that children and adults often wonder about, but may never have an opportunity to ask. It could be used for writing prompts or as a springboad for researh projects. The question and answer format would enable a teacher to use it as a 'Fact of the Day.' Trivia buffs will love it, too!

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