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Now You Know Big Book of Answers

Now You Know Big Book of Answers    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55002-741-9
Pages 496
Language English only
Price $29.99
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Written by Doug Lennox.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2007.


Have you ever wondered:
  • Why do humans kiss?
  • Why is a miserly person called a “cheapskate”?
  • Why is the evil adversary in a film or play called a “villain”?
  • Why is a football field called a “gridiron”?
  • How did throwing confetti become a wedding tradition?
  • Why do golf courses have 18 holes?
  • Why is a road called a “highway” and the ocean called the “high seas”?
Doug Lennox is back with a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from his four previous Now You Know books plus 150 brand new questions answered by the master of Q&A. Lennox dispenses knowledge concisely, never losing sight of the joy and fun of discovering the why of ordinary things. He covers a wide range of topics, from sports to war, from crime to religion, from pop culture to politics. Answers to questions and the origins of hundreds of expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating compilation.

Also available:
Now You Know: The Book of Answers
Now You Know: Canada's Heroes
Now You Know More: The Book of Answers, Vol. 2
Now You Know Almost Everything: The Book of Answers, Vol. 3
Now You Know, Volume 4: The Book of Answers

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