Triumph of the Straight Dope (Paperback) - Zotti, Ed/ Adams, Cecil

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

The newest collection of Adams' wacky and witty columns syndicated by the "Chicago Reader". Illustrations.

Specifications

Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780345420084
SKU 30439683
Format Paperback
ISBN10 034542008X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Why do parachute jumpers yell "Geronimo"? Is it aerodynamically impossible for bumblebees to fly? Will watching too much TV ruin your eyes? Fresh from the popular newspaper column by CECIL ADAMS! WHAT IS CECIL ADAMSS IQ? "Do you want it in scientific notation? Little Ed, get out the slide rule."--Cecil Adams For more than a quarter of a century Cecil Adams has been courageously attempting to lift the veil of ignorance surrounding the modern world. Now, in his fifth book, he takes yet another stab, dissecting such classic conundrums as--If you swim less than an hour after eating, will you get cramps and die?--What's the difference between a Looney Tune and a Merrie Melody?--Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?--Was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre based on actual events?--Did medieval lords really have "the right of the first night"? And much more! THE CRITICS: STILL RAVING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS! "Trenchant, witty answers to the great imponderables."--Denver Post
Editors Note 1 The newest collection of Adams' wacky and witty columns syndicated by the "Chicago Reader". Illustrations.
Editors Note 2 Provides answers to such questions as "Can you see a Munchkin committing suicide in The Wizard of Oz?" and "Is it true cats always land unharmed on their feet, no matter how far they fall?"
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Ballantine Books
loading
$14.20 + $3.10 shipping
$19.00 You save $4.80 (25%)
Earn 15 ($0.15) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT