Swers to a variety of trivia estions that he has been asked over the course of his careerHowever he hasn t made the effort of actually providing correct answers Sometimes he repeats The Volleyball Coaching Bible - Volume II (The Volleyball Coaching Bible, urban legends as facts other times he makes claims that are both ludicrouslyntrue
*and easily checkable *easily checkable the German word Gesundheit is not German for God bless you which he claims on p 109 Any first year student of the language would have told him it means Good health His discussion of Valentine s Day also reads like an email forwarded on by an elderly relativeI have no confidence in any of the claims that book makes Bill McLain has managed
the impressive of writing a book inferior in every way to anyimpressive feat of writing a book inferior in every way to any Uncle John s Bathroom Reader There are a thousand good trivia books out there This one is a worthless waste of time I think that this book is very interesting and educational with super cool facts I find extremely interesting Let s not give away what this book is about but dolphins MUST stay conscious to breath so how do they sleep Also a group of dolphins is called a pod Being social they tend to congregate Socialise and communicate and spend their entire lives with their Podmates That s all i m telling you Pleasing eclectic mixWhat sets Bill McLain s book apart from other miscellaneous sound bytes of knowledge books is a it s the latest b the A s were inspired by actual estions and answers from McLain s website and c the organization which allows McLain to elaborate and provide website addresses for additional informationMcLain s light hearted semi corny style is also a plus although the cutesy parenthetical asides after each estion eg Where did the idea for nderwear come from Not from Jockeys sometimes miss the mark There is also a Western bias in the text for example the section on religion doesn t get east of Mecca and even the section entitled World is almost exclusively concerned with sites Western The information however as far as I can tell is textbook accurate with one puzzling exception On page 219 McLain speculates about a planet revolving around Alpha Centauri He writes Although the planet s terrain would probably be similar to earth s continents islands and oceans the planet would be different in most other ways He adds that Temperatures would be much higher than those on earth and could be lethal to humans trying to live in the tropical regions Life would prefer the cooler highlands Amazing How would or could he know this More likely if the descriptions of actu. Rn blind can see in their dreams and why rabbits are associated with Easter McLain began to answer each and every estion attracting national attention from MSNBC CNN and People and the result collected in Do Fish Drink Water is a surprising funny and informative collection of facts McLain's answers can often be as wild. This was a very informative book I learned some not a lot because I am already pretty well versed in trivia
The Book Is Out Ofbook is out of it would be interesting to read a modern version this was published
*in 1999 the *1999 The covers many topics Animal Kingdom eg Do fish drink water Clothing and Apparel eg Where did the idea for nderwear come from Finance eg Does the government still print two dollar bills Foodeg What is the difference between jelly jam preserves and marmalade Geography eg How did each of the seven continents get its name History eg Who were the Knights Templar Holidays eg What is the origin of the Christmas tree
Language Eg Where Did Theeg Where did the dark horse come from Literature eg Who wrote the first detective novel the Human Body eg Why don t Eskimos die from scurvy Music eg In the Australian song what does waltzing Matilda mean Odds and Ends eg Why don t beeswax candles drip Off the Wall eg How many licks does it take to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop Religion eg What is the history and significance of the Infant of Prague Science eg Why are the oceans salty but not lakes Sports eg How did the seventh inning stretch originate Transportation and Travel eg Why don t they make dirigibles any United States eg What is the book that the Statue of Liberty is holding Weather eg What is the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny and The World eg Why is the Tower of Pisa leaning and will anyone ever straighten it Recommended for anyone wanting to learn some new facts This is a bizarre piece of history a trivia book based on Internet Searches before Google became popular and before Wikipedia existedAs such the author gets certain pieces wrong sometimes providing incorrect answers perpetuating rban legendsHad some fun nuggets for sure but there are much better examples out there Because of my rule about always stopping at the end of a chapter this is the kind of book I like to have going for when I have only a few minutes to read The sections are very short so you can put it down and not lose track of what s going on So it takes me forever to read something like this even though it s really a light fast book It s entertaining but I found some things in it that are perpetrating old rban legends than factual information This of course led to reading as I ended p going on line to verfiy some of the Pirate Barbarian uestionable entries Still the spouse and I had fun doing the did you know and do you think that s accurate game with it The author claims that this book contains the an. Is it true that elephants are afraid of miceHow much gold does the United States store in Fort KnoxWhy do I get a headache when I eat ice cream too fastHow did the seventh inning stretch originateAs the official webmaster for Xerox Bill McLain was surprised by the kinds ofestions he was receiving like whether people bo. .
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Al extra solar planets are to be believed a planet revolving around Alpha Centauri at least any one that we could become aware of would be a gas giant like Jupiter or Saturn and any talk of tropical regions or cooler highlands just so much terra centered sillinessSome of my favorite bits of knowledge found here the amount of gold in Fort Knox a rather thorough answer to whether water drains clockwise or counter clockwise depending on hemisphere why Eskimos don t die of scurvy and what s the world s faster roller coaster This is a nice entertainment and an easy read Dennis Littrell author of The World Is Not as We Think It Is Do Fish Drink Water was a very interesting book I needed another nonfiction book so Mrs Morgan recommended this one to me When she first handed me this book I was very skeptical She told me I would probably appreciate it in a odd kind of way So I tried it I am going to be honest I actually liked the book It was very informative in the way that if you ever needed to drop your trivia knowledge on somebody you could Or if it was a life or death situation where you needed to know what animal is commonly known to have a body the color of grape juice you would be able to live In case you were wondering it is the South African blesbok a type of antelope There was a ton facts that were surprisingly fascinating There were some facts that I didn t have much interest in but all in all it was pretty engagingI would recommend this book to anyone who wants an easy read in the nonfiction genre Lighthearted fun good to read out loud to someone for a laugh The facts are educational but told in a entertaining way The book also contains internet resources for further information I would rather those pages have been A Fearless Heart : Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing used for a couple improbableestions I mean if someone is reading a book they probably want the answers delivered in that format instead of doing research through anther medium But overall a fun book Would make a cute gift This book was very disappointing Several of the answers such as where the phrase mind your p s and s comes from propogate legends and myths rather than admitting that we don t know the
answer Even the answers that were legitimate seemed incomplete If you love random information and facts this isEven the answers that were legitimate seemed incomplete If you love random information and facts this is book for you Bill McLain tackles Soap Making Bible uestions on topics as diverse as Holidays Geography History and Language just to name a few This book was published in 1999 so there are some sections that are outdated Overall this is a great collection of trivi. As theestions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them McLain explains how magnets are made what caused the Great Depression of 1922 and even explains why cats purr Also included is an extensive list of websites where he conducts research offering an informative guide to making the most of the Intern.