By Andrew Thompson
MORE THAN two hundred enjoyable FACTS—FROM BAFFLING and peculiar TO unique AND ENLIGHTENING
This curious, appealing choice of minutiae will shock and intrigue readers with awesome solutions to questions like:
•Is Jurassic Park possible?
•What motives “the shakes" after ingesting loads of alcohol?
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•What makes popcorn pop?
The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use ahead of rest room Paper?, Can retaining in a Fart Kill You? has much more enjoyable and interesting minutiae. excellent for the ever-curious trivialities lover, this booklet is the final word in actually notable info. From foolish to severe to outright weird and wonderful, this expansive assortment deals marvelous solutions and unforeseen proof on every thing from background and technology to popular culture and nature. From the typical to the fantastical—it's all the following.
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