David Feldman has made a career--and a bestselling series of books--out of asking imponderable questions and looking for the elusive answers. In this newest offering, he lives up to his reputation for provoking curiosity--and providing a delightful array of facts, clues, and theories.
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How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch? based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I will not write another long review about everything that is wrong with these Imponderables books. I will only say that this one actually has a few impressive tidbits (like explaining the process that makes restaurant ice have those little holes in the middle, that one was interesting!). However, once again, 1/3rd of the book is Frustrables-updates that still don't give many real answers, and more then a few of the questions in the other 2/3rds of the book don't give real answers either. (For example, the question "Why do beer steins have lids?" was answered with "...we were offered all sorts of plausible theories. These are the four we liked the most. Which do you think makes the most sense?" (pg 95))