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Triumph of the Straight Dope

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Publisher Comments:

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."

--Cecil Adams

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

conundrums as

--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."

--Denver Post

Synopsis:

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 conundrums as

-- 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!

Synopsis:

The newest collection of Adams' wacky and witty columns syndicated by the "Chicago Reader". Illustrations.

About the 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345420084
Editor:
Zotti, Ed
Author:
Signorino, Slug
Author:
Adams, Cecil
Author:
Zotti, Ed
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Questions and answers
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.52x5.50x.81 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
14-18

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Product details 304 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345420084 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 conundrums as

-- 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!

"Synopsis" by , The newest collection of Adams' wacky and witty columns syndicated by the "Chicago Reader". Illustrations.
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