Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?: Over 150 Curious Questions by Andrew Thompson

By Andrew Thompson

MORE THAN two hundred enjoyable FACTS—FROM BAFFLING and weird TO pleasing AND ENLIGHTENING

This curious, fascinating choice of minutiae will shock and intrigue readers with striking solutions to questions like:

•Is Jurassic Park possible?

•What factors “the shakes" after ingesting loads of alcohol?

•Why do canines stroll in circles earlier than mendacity down?

•What makes popcorn pop?
The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use earlier than rest room Paper?, Can preserving in a Fart Kill You? has much more enjoyable and interesting trivialities. ideal for the ever-curious trivialities lover, this e-book is the final word in actually outstanding info. From foolish to critical to outright extraordinary, this expansive assortment deals wonderful solutions and unforeseen evidence on every thing from heritage and technological know-how to popular culture and nature. From the standard to the fantastical—it's all right here.

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People feared that electrical and financial industries would malfunction, planes would crash, and even nuclear bombs would be launched. The media fueled these concerns with a great deal of publicity about the issue. Governments and companies worldwide undertook extensive testing in the 1990s in an attempt to avert the inevitable crisis. Reports of testing that yielded mixed and uncertain results added to the concern. Massive amounts of money were spent before 2000 attempting to remedy the Y2K bug.

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HOW DID THE EXPRESSION “RIDING SHOTGUN” BEGIN? The expression “riding shotgun” means sitting in the front passenger seat of a car or other vehicle. It is commonly thought that the origin of the expression is from the days of the stagecoach. On stagecoaches, an armed man would often sit in the passenger seat next to the driver to protect against such perils as Indians and robbers. The word shotgun has existed since the 1700s to refer to a gun that shoots a load of shots instead of a single bullet.

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