The Times Questions Answered ("Times" Books)

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The ‘Questions Answered’ column in The Times encourages readers to answer queries from the mundane to the bizarre, and is always informative often humorous and sometimes controversial.

The column appears every day in the Register section of The Times and tackles such questions as:

Who was the first movie star?

What does ‘stone the crows’ actually mean?

Does eating cheese in the evening really cause bad dreams?

Why is it impossible to open a tight jam-jar without gritting our teeth?

It is true that water going down a plughole will swirl in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise motion depending on whether it is in the northern or southern hemisphere?

Did Henry VIII really write ‘Greensleeves’?

The book is arranged around broad themes, so that questions and answers on related topics appear together. The resulting compilation is both informative and amusing.

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Why do we drive on the left-hand side?

Who were the original Tom, Dick and Harry?

Who was the last known survivor of the Battle of Trafalgar?

What is the origin of the 'Spaghetti Western'?

When did newts acquire their reputation for inebriation?

Why Riley was living the life of…?

Why do people send in questions to newspapers?

Do you ponder on such matters? Is yours an inquiring mind wondering about all kinds of facts from the mundane to the bizarre? If so, you will be wholly absorbed by the compelling array of questions answered in this book. Based on the highly popular column in The Times 'Questions Answered', here you have an ideal gift for the insatiably curious.

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