A Book of Curiosities Author:Roberta Kramer "This fascinating book contains scores of intriguing curiosities. Here are a few sample entries: — 1. Can flowers communicate? Flowers and plants do not "talk" to each other, but they seem to respond when people talk to them. — 2. Why are some people left-handed? The dominant side of the brain dictates our hand-preference, and should not be i... more »nterfered with. Some people are also left-footed, left-eyed, and left-eared.
3. Can we keep our hair from getting grey? It is believed that greying, or loss of hair pigment, is inherited. But there is a natural method of delaying or preventing greying.
4. Why are there stripes on a tiger? The tiger, like most animals, is endowed with an ingenious, natural protective covering that conceals it both from its prey and from its enemies.
5. When is an egg almost impossible to break? When it is laid lengthwise. This, and other curious facts about eggs is explained.
6. Who feels pain more, men or women? The weaker sex seems to be stronger when it comes to pain tolerance. ..."« less