Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book by David Feldman

By David Feldman

Reflect on, when you will What occurs for your Social safety quantity for those who die? Why are peanuts indexed as an component in undeniable M&Ms? Why is Barbie's hair made from nylon, yet Ken's hair is plastic? What makes up the ever-mysterious "new-car smell"? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies those subject matters and a lot more in Do Penguins Have Knees? -- the unchallenged resource of solutions to civilization's so much complicated questions. a part of the Imponderables® sequence, Do Penguins Have Knees? hands readers with the information approximately daily life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs simply do not have. and give it some thought, the place else are you going to unravel how beer used to be saved chilly within the outdated West?

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Unfortunately, neither the evolutionists nor the creationists will be here to find out. Submitted by Marisa Peacock of Worcester, Massachusetts. DO PENGUINS HAVE KNEES? / 41 Why Are Sticks of Margarine and Butter Thicker and Shorter in the Western United States and Longer and Narrower in the East? Who says we don’t tackle important questions in the Imponderables books? We’d love to develop a Freudian analysis to explain this phenomenon. ) Or perhaps a sociological one. ) But the real answer is a tad more prosaic.

4. It would make it easier for people who have to estimate their tax payments for the next year to make an accurate assessment. 5. It would allow businesses who have audits at the end of the year time to concentrate on their IRS commitments. The 1954 bill passed without much opposition. The April 15 date has proved to be workable, but it is no panacea. Any fantasy that most taxpayers wouldn’t procrastinate until the last minute was quickly dispelled. This drives the IRS nuts, because most taxpayers receive refunds.

Mary Ann Usrey, of R. J. Reynolds, explains: The filter is attached to the tobacco rod by a special “tipping” paper which is essentially non-porous. This paper acts to extinguish the burning coal by significantly reducing the available oxygen. So, in effect, there is a barrier between the tobacco and the filter, but it is around the cigarette, not actually between the tobacco and the filter in the interior of the cigarette. Submitted by Frank H. Anderson of Prince George, Virginia. DO PENGUINS HAVE KNEES?

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