"When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?"

"When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?"

An "Imponderables" Book

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
The author of the best-selling Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? presents his sixth collection of answers to ordinary puzzles, such as why orange juice tastes terrible after brushing your teeth. 125,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Imagine Them: Millions of years before they became the snooty, foppish familiars of the dog world, eons before they were Frenchified and clipped into walking topiary and pompoms ... wild poodles, roaring across the savanna like thunder, a famished, snarling pack of them advancing inexorably upon some heedless dinosaur prey ... they are bloodthirsty, they are savage, they are shaggy...
If you're the type of person who often finds him- or herself imagining such a scenario, and wondering if it happened just like that, it's time you joined the millions of readers who have had equally distressing questions solved by the expert in such matters - the master of imponderables, David Feldman.
When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?, the sixth collection of answers to life's most puzzling conundrums, is the richest and most entertaining volume in the series. Culled from the thousands of letters submitted by desperate fans, the questions in Wild Poodles would have overwhelmed a lesser authority than Mr. Feldman. Here are solved dilemmas of life (Has anyone ever seen a live Cornish game hen?) and death (When a body is laid out at a funeral home, why is the head always on the left side from the viewer's vantage point?). Here are confronted curiosities of health (Why is there no Betty Rubble in Flintstone's vitamins?) and wealth (What are the little numbers on the bottom right of cancelled checks?). Here are explained the mysteries of communication (Why do quarterbacks always say "Hut"?), the riddles of the wild kingdom (Why do dogs eat standing up while cats often eat sitting down?), and more than a few enigmas of the truly uncanny (What does the "Q" in "Q-tips" stand for? Why do babies sleep so much? What do they do with the caffeine left over from making decaffeinated coffee?).
The only question left for you, Reader, is to ask how you can afford not to join the legions of Imponderables aficionados as they follow David Feldman to the farthest (and strangest) corners of knowledge.

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The sixth collection of answers to ordinary puzzles, such as why orange juice tastes terrible after brushing your teeth

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780060169084
Branch Call Number: 031.02 FELDM
Characteristics: xx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Schwan, Kassie
Alternative Title: Imponderables
Notes: Includes index


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