New PDF release: Are Lobsters Ambidextrous?: An Imponderables Book

By David Feldman

Reflect on, in the event you will ... Has a person ever obvious a dwell Cornish online game rooster? Why do quarterbacks say "Hut"? Why do "sea" gulls congregate in parking plenty of purchasing facilities? What does the "Q" in Q-Tips stand for? popular culture guru David Feldman demystifies those questions and lots more and plenty extra in Are Lobsters Ambidextrous? a part of the Imponderables® series—the unchallenged resource of solutions to civilization's daily mysteries—and charmingly illustrated by means of Kassie Schwan, this booklet offers you info that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs simply do not need. and give it some thought, the place else are you going to determine what occurs to the caffeine left over from making decaffeinated espresso?

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Baker, developed the hypothesis that when moths choose the artificial light source as their reference point, and try keeping a constant angle to it, the moth ends up flying around the light in ever-smaller concentric circles, until it literally settles on the light source. Baker even speculates that moths hover on or near the light because they are attempting to roost, believing that it is daytime, their regular hours. Moths have been known to burn themselves by resting on light bulbs. Others become so disoriented, they can’t escape until the light is turned off or sunlight appears.

Some other painters we consulted mentioned two other advantages of whites: They are cheaper than dyed fabrics and, because of their color, reflect light rather than absorb it, a small comfort to painters working in the sun-drenched great outdoors. Submitted by Angelique Craig of Austin, Texas. Thanks also to Howard Livingston of Arlington, Texas; Laura Arvidson of Westville, Indiana; Cristie Avila of Houston, Texas; Tom Rodgers of Las Vegas, Nevada; Adam Rawls of Tyler, Texas; and Karen Riddick of Dresden, Tennessee.

Usually, the stems of tumbleweed dry up and snap away from their roots in late fall, when the seeds are ripe and the leaves dying. Although tumbleweeds cannot walk or fly on their own, they are configured to move with the wind. The above-ground portion of the thistle is shaped like flattened globe, so it can roll more easily than other plants. In his March 1991 Scientific American article “Tumbleweed,” James Young points out how tumbleweed has adapted to the arid conditions of the Great Plains.

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