Why Don’t Cats Like to Swim?: An Imponderables Book (Imponderables Books)

Why does an “X” stand for a kiss?
Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit® gum?
Why do people cry at happy endings?
Why do you never see baby pigeons?

Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Why Don’t Cats Like to Swim? — the unchallenged source of answers to civilization’s most perplexing questions. Part of the Imponderables® series, Feldman’s book arms readers with information about everyday life — from science, history, and politics to sports, television, and radio — that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don’t have. Where else will you learn what makes women open their mouths when applying mascara?

Why Don't Cats Like to Swim?: An Imponderables Book (Imponderables Books)

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I knew that the tenth book in the IMPONDERABLES series would be published soon so I kept an eye out for it. I kept track of new books by anyone named David Feldman. I saw “Why Don’t Cats Like to Swim?” and almost bought it. I’m glad I didn’t because this is just the original book (originally published in 1986 under the simple title “Imponderables”) repackaged under a new title.

The book I was actually waiting for turned out to be “Do Elephants Jump?”

You can get “Do Elephants Jump?” in either hardcover or softcover.

(I suggest you get that book and consult the index before submitting an Imponderable to the author to be answered in the eleventh book. The index covers all ten books so that people will not send in duplicate imponderables.)

Imponderables 1 (aka Why Don’t Cat’s Like to Swim) is a really entertaining and informative book. It’s definitely worth reading. And it’s probably worth buying (instead of borrowing) so that you can RE-read it any time you want….

Just be careful not to buy the same book twice.

I would have given this book 5 stars (I might do so for the *original* edition), but I took a star away because the publisher pulled an underhanded trick, knowing that people expecting a *new* Imponderables-series book might be fooled by a new title.

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Amazon price: $7.89
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
Model: 9780060751487
Rating: 4.2 / 17 (17 reviews)

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