Curious Folks Ask by Sherry Seethaler is free today from the Amazon Kindle store (last free in February 2011), and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 62 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/t4Ewsk into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
In the vein of David Feldman’s Imponderables books, here’s an interesting collection of questions and answers based on Seethaler’s column in the San Diego Union Tribune. The format is straightforward: first the question, then the answer. The questions are grouped into categories—ingenious inventions, body parts, pesky pathogens, health nuts, and so on—and the answers range in length from slightly more than a page to a few sentences. It’s the kind of book you read a bit at a time, and it’s just the thing for anyone who has been wondering why some people blink more than others, why California requires the use of snow tires in winter, why you don’t keep your eyes open when you sneeze, or what eyelashes are for. Not as lively or as entertaining as the Imponderables books, probably because the questions are generally a bit duller, the book is still informative and reasonably entertaining. Trivia fans will find much to amuse themselves with here.
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