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When Do Fish Sleep?

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WHEN DO

FISH SLEEP?

 

 

An Imponderables
®

Book

 

 

David Feldman

 

Illustrated by Kassie Schwan

 

 

 

For Phil and Gilda Feldman

 

Contents

 

 

Preface

 

 

Why
Do Roosters Crow in the Morning?

 

 

Why
Do Many Hotels and Motels Fold Over the Last Piece of Toilet Paper in the Bathroom?

 

 

Why
Do Gas Gauges in Automobiles Take and Eternity to Go from Registering Full to Half-full, and Then Drop to Empty in the Speed of Light?

 

 

How
Is the Caloric Value of Food Measured?

 

 

Who
Put E on Top of the Eye Chart? And Why?

 

 

Do
the Police Really Make Chalk Outlines of Murder Victims at the Scene of the Crime? Why Do They Use Chalk?

 

 

What
Do Restaurants that Specialize in Potato Skins Do with the Rest of the Potato? What Do Restaurants that Specialize in Frogs’ Legs Do with the Rest of the Frog?

 

 

If
Water Is Heavier than Air, Why Do Clouds Stay Up in the Sky?

 

 

Why
Are There More Holes in the Mouthpiece of a Telephone than in the Earpiece?

 

 

How
Do Fish Return to a Lake or Pond that Has Dried Up?

 

 

Why
Do We Call Our Numbering System “Arabic” When Arabs Don’t Use Arabic Numbers Themselves?

 

 

When
You Are Driving Your Car at Night and Look Up at the Sky, Why Does It Seem that the Moon Is Following You Around?

 

 

When
Does a Calf Become a Cow?

 

 

When
One Has a Cold, Why Does Only One Nostril at a Time Tend to Get Clogged (Even Though
Which
Nostril Gets Clogged Can Change at Any Time)? Come to Think of It, Why Do We Need Two Nostrils in the First Place?

 

 

Why
Do New Fathers Pass Out Cigars?

 

 

What
Are Dimples? And Why Do Only Some People Have Them?

 

 

Why
Do Bath Towels Smell Bad After a Few Days When They Are Presumably Touching Only Clean Skin?

 

 

How
Do Stamp Pads Keep Moist When They Are Constantly Exposed to the Drying Influence of Air?

 

 

Why
Are Tupperware
®
Brand Products Sold Only at Parties? Couldn’t They Make More Money by Selling the Stuff in Stores Too?

 

 

Why
Do Monkeys in the Zoo Pick Through Their Hair All the Time? Why Do They Pick Through One Another’s Hair?

 

 

Why
Is Cheddar Cheese Orange?

 

 

What
Is the Circle Adjacent to the Batter’s Box on Baseball Fields?

 

 

What
Exactly Is One Hour Martinizing?

 

 

What
Flavor Is Bubble Gum Supposed to Be? Why Is Bubble Gum Usually Pink?

 

 

Why
Don’t Traffic Signal Light Bulbs Ever Seem to Burn Out? Can We Buy Them?

 

 

Why
Does Mickey Mouse Have Four Fingers?

 

 

Why
Don’t Migrating Birds Get Jet Lag? Or Do They?

 

 

Why
Do Some Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks Turn Gray or Green When Soft-Boiled Eggs Don’t Discolor?

 

 

Why
Are Tennis Balls Fuzzy?

 

 

What
Causes Floaters, or Spots, in the Eyes?

 

 

Does
It Ever Really Get Too Cold to Snow?

 

 

Why
Do Dogs Have Black Lips?

 

 

If
Church and State Are Supposed to be Separated in the United States, Why Do We Swear On Bibles in Courts? What Happens if a Witness Doesn’t Accept the Validity of the Bible?

 

 

Why
Do Females Tend to Throw “Like a Girl”?

 

 

Given
that the ZIP Code Defines the City and State, Why Do We Have to Include Both on Envelopes? Or Do We?

 

 

Why
Do Telephone Cords Spontaneously Twist Up? What Can One Do About this Dreaded Affliction?

 

 

Why
Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?

 

 

Why
Don’t Crickets Get Chapped Legs from Rubbing Their Legs Together? If Crickets’ Legs Are Naturally Lubricated, How Do They Make that Sound?

 

 

Why
Is a Navy Captain a Much Higher Rank than an Army Captain? Has This Always Been So?

 

 

Why
Do Astronomers Look at the Sky Upside Down and Reversed? Wouldn’t It Be Possible to Rearrange the Mirrors on Telescopes?

 

 

Why
Are the Rolls or Bread Served on Airlines Almost Always Cold While Everything Else on the Tray Is Served at the Appropriate Temperature?

 

 

Why
Do Chickens and Turkeys, Unlike Other Fowl, Have White Meat and Dark Meat?

 

 

Why
Haven’t Vending Machines Ever Accepted Pennies?

 

 

Now
that Most Products Sold in Vending Machines Sell for Fifty Cents or More, Why Don’t Most Vending Machines Accept Half Dollars or Dollar Bills?

 

 

Why
Is a Blue Ribbon Used to Designate First Prize?

 

 

What
Is the “Cottage” in Cottage Cheese?

 

 

Why
Are There So Many Ads
for
the Yellow Pages in the Yellow Pages?

 

 

Why
Is Flour Bleached?

 

 

What
Is Goofy?

 

 

How
Did the Toque Become the Traditional Chef’s Hat? Does It Serve Any Functional Purpose?

 

 

When
and Where Do Police Dogs Urinate and Defecate?

 

 

How
Can Hurricanes Destroy Big Buildings But Leave Trees Unscathed?

 

 

Why
Are Downhill Ski Poles Bent?

 

 

Why
Do So Many Mail-Order Ads Say to “Allow Six to Eight Weeks for Delivery”? Does It Really Take that Long for Companies to Process Orders?

 

 

Why
Are Silos Round?

 

 

Why
Does Dialing 9 Usually Get You an Outside Line in a Hotel? And Why Does 8 Open a Long-Distance Line?

 

 

Why
Can’t (Or Won’t) Western Union Transmit an Exclamation Mark in a Telegram?

 

 

Why
Do Telegrams End Sentences with
STOP
Rather than with a Period?

 

 

Why
Are Most Snack-Food Items, Such as Chips, Cakes, and Popcorn, Prepriced (on the Package) by the Manufacturers?

 

 

Why
Are the Commercials Louder than the Programming on Television?

 

 

Why
Is U.S. Paper Money Green When Most Countries Color-Code Their Currency?

 

 

Why
Do We Have to Close Our Eyes When We Sneeze?

 

 

Why
Don’t Grazing Animals that Roll in or Eat Poison Ivy Ever Seem to Get Blisters or Itching in Their Mouths?

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