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A Book About A Thousand Things

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
How did the "monkey" get into monkeywrench? Find out the answer to this oddity and many more in A Book About A Thousand Things. Here even the most mundane matters become interesting points of trivia that will impress your friends. In this book you'll discover the hilarious and historical answers to:

Why is the face called "the mug"? Why do the eyes of some portraits follow
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Hardcover, 552 pages
Published 1946 by harper and Brother Publishers
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Joey Robert
Fascinating. This book was published in 1952 so the things it answers questions to are, well most of them anyway, quite old and out of date--which is what makes this reference book so fascinating. "Where did the phrase, 'Don't throw out the baby with the bath water' come from?" for example.

It's on this shelf because it's not the kind of book you read cover to cover. It's a reference book filled with 1000 questions and answers about things.
Helena
“A fascinating book that I picked up at a charity sale in the antiques section. Published in 1946 some of the information is a bit antiquated, but that only lends to the book's charm. Questions ranging from 'do elephants resent being fed tobacco?' to the more useful 'How did kahki originate?' are examples of what can be found within this book. According to the preface, these are all questions that Mr. Stimpson asked himself at one point or another and he wrote this book simply to satisfy his own ...more
Dick
Book orginally belonged to Mom and Dad. I started reading it decades ago and used to go back to it often. I inherited it when they passed and even now, will take it down and read through it randomly.
Kat
It's amazing the information that was known back in 1946 and what is known now. I found this book interesting and very enjoyable.
John
Feb 03, 2012 John rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: national Inquirers
Recommended to John by: Miss Prism
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