What Are Hyenas Laughing At, Anyway?Book - 1995
David Feldman, pupular culture guru and bestselling author of theImponderables R series, returns with What Are Hyenas LaughingAt, Anyway?, the eighth in his hugely popular series about life's little mysteries --and their solutions. Since 1986, when David Feldman first created Imponderables R,Feldman has become America's answer man. Tackling such weighty issues as Whendo fish sleep? and Why can't you find canned broccoli?, Feldman reveals the truths behindthose niggling issues that drive us crazy. Other Imponderables R include: Why do pharmacists stand on raisedplatforms behind high counters in the back of most drugstores? and Why are the numbers1 through 12 printed on the wrappers of a Burger King Whopper? With more than 2 million copies sold since the series started in the late 80s, there area lot of people out there who are interested in these puzzling tidbits. For this book,Feldman has once again collaborated with his loyal readers nationwide, by phone, fax, andInternet, to come up with these perplexing Imponderables R. Hegoes to the experts to find the answers to those he has determined are Imponderable. Theones even he can't find answers to, he calls Frustables, and readers are invited to send intheir own answers! Q. Why don't the palms of our hands or the soles of our feet get sunburned? A. The skin on the palms and soles is much thicker than elsewhere on thebody. Because this skin layer is composed of so-called 'dead' skin cells packed togethertightly, its filtering effect of ultraviolet rays is much greater, so sunburn rarely developsthere. In What Are Hyenas Laughing At, Anyway?, Feldman answers the manygreat mysteries encountered by himself, and fans from around the world.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1995.
Branch Call Number: 031.02/FELD
Characteristics: xvi, 283 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.