By David Feldman
Ponder, if you happen to will ...
Do snakes sneeze?
Why did not the 3 musketeers hold muskets?
What occurs to the holes which are punched out of looseleaf paper?
Why do not humans smile in previous photos?
Pop tradition guru David Feldman demystifies those questions and lots more and plenty extra in How Does Aspirin discover a Headache? a part of the Imponderables® sequence -- the unchallenged resource of solutions to civilization's so much difficult conundrums -- and charmingly illustrated through Kassie Schwan, this publication offers you wisdom approximately lifestyle that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs simply wouldn't have. and give it some thought, the place else are you going to determine why glue does not get caught within the bottle?
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