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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions (New Scientist) Paperback – 5 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; FIRST edition (5 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861978766
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861978769
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An ideal Christmas gift for lovers of the strange and baffling. (Publishing News)

A fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial ... answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking. (Daily Express)

They are the things we've all wondered about, from why we cry when we slice onions, to what makes our hair turn grey (Daily Mirror)

The answers to life's most perplexing questions ... at last, the mysteries of the world are explained ... the book everyone is talking about (Independent on Sunday)

[An] extraordinary book ... responsible for putting popular science back on its feet. (Radio 5 Live)

If you have ever wondered why hair turns grey, fingers get crinkled in the bath or if the Great Wall of China really is visible from space, Mick O'Hare has the answers. (CNN)

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What time is it at the North Pole? Should you pickle your conkers? Why does my aubergine look like Elvis? These, plus 111 other questions answered.

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