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Find the answers to hundreds of life's most perplexing questions in this entertaining collection from the editors at Portable Press (the team behind the best-selling, award-winning Uncle John's Bathroom Reader line). Do Geese Get Goose Bumps is 224 pages of simple explanations for complex topicseverything from "Why is air transparent?" to "Why do late-night commercials always offer to throw in a second, identical product 'at no extra cost'?" Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book will shed new light on science, history, politics, sports, animals, food, pop culture, and more. Some sample questions:
Can an elephant cry crocodile tears? Why do clouds float? Why is abbreviation such a long word? What's in a hot dog? Why does Hawaii have interstate highways? What did they call a photographic memory before the invention of photography? Why does Superman wear his underwear on the outside? Why do dogs come when you call them, but cats ignore you? What's a male ballerina called?
And much, much more!
Portable Press is a tight-knit group of writers, researchers, and editors who are responsible for some of the publishing industry’s most popular non-fiction trivia and facts books. Aside from creating the fan-favorite Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series (more than 16 million books in print since 1988), the Portable Press team also specializes in regional and kids’ titles, plus gift books, activity books, and whatever else strikes their fancy. They are based in Ashland, Oregon.