This fascinating new collection from the author of "Do Fish Drink Water" serves up more wild questions and answers that McLain has come across as Xerox's Webmaster. Using history, related "factoids" and helpful Websites, McLain explains how seedless watermelons are made, how squirrels don't fall off telephone wires, and more.
Has a tenth planet been discovered recently in our solar system?
How are seedless watermelons produced?
Is it true that glass is a liquid?
In movies, why does a wheel appear to be rotating backward when the wagon or car is moving forward?
12. Sports and Games
How did they pick the name Yahtzee for the dice game?
Why do golf balls have dimples?
Why do they pitch baseball overhand and softball underhand?
What are the meanings behind the rings on the Olympic flag ... both number and colors?
Who invented Frisbee?
What does "seeded" mean in tennis?
13. Transportation and Travel
Why do diesel truck drivers leave their truck engines running when parked?
If all the trains in the country were put end to end, how long would the line be?
What is the fastest propeller-driven plane in the world?
What was the China Clipper?
What makes sled dogs run?
Who holds the record for walking the farthest?
14. United States
How many people died during the flu epidemic of 1918?
Is it true that President Zachary Taylor was poisoned?
Which state has the most shoreline?
Why does the Great Seal of the United States have seven white stripes and six red stripes, when it's the opposite on the flag?
Is it true that a man built a castle with stones weighing up to 25 tons with no mechanical equipment or help from anyone?
How long was the Pony Express in operation?
What are the differences among sleet, freezing rain, and hail?
Did a rainmaker ever actually cause a flood in San Diego?
What is ball lightning?
What is the heat index?
What was the "year without a summer"?
Why is a rainbow curved?
Is it true that the only man-made object on earth that you can see from outer space is the Great Wall of China?
What are the seven seas?
Who was Hannibal and why was he crossing the Alps with elephants?
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