Staff Picks: Answers to Questions You've Never Asked

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Not only is it really funny, but it’s packed full of actually interesting and useful facts.

Joseph Pisenti’s book “Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What if in Science, Geography, and the Absurd” is the perfect read for any person looking to keep their minds sharp and very entertained this summer. Not only is it really funny, but it’s packed full of actually interesting and useful facts. Here are some of the questions you may or may not have asked before: Why is gold actually valuable? Which two US Presidents had pet alligators in the White House? What would I need to do to start my own country? What is an antipode? What’s the furthest point on earth from a McDonald’s? What’s the closest point to outer space on earth? Exactly how many countries are there in the world? Imagine the following empires existed today: Viking, Roman, Ottoman. Who would the most powerful nation on earth be? The answers to these questions (and many more) will surprise and totally entertain you. This book is perfect for young and old minds alike, is written in a way to spark interest no matter what you’re interested in (there’s something in here for everyone!), and is a very fast read at only 200 pages! (Submitted by Mandi T.)

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