Review: Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? by The Bathroom Readers’ Institute

Do Geese Get GoosebumpsTitle: Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers

Author: The Bathroom Readers’ Institute

Pages: 224 Pages

Publisher: Portable Press

The Blurb

Find the answers to hundreds of life’s most perplexing questions in this entertaining collection from the editors at Portable Press (the team behind the best-selling, award-winning Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader line). Do Geese Get Goose Bumps is 224 pages of simple explanations for complex topics—everything from “Why is air transparent?” to “Why do late-night commercials always offer to throw in a second, identical product ‘at no extra cost’?” Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book will shed new light on science, history, politics, sports, animals, food, pop culture, and more. Some sample questions:

Can an elephant cry crocodile tears?
Why do clouds float?
Why is abbreviation such a long word?
What’s in a hot dog?
Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?
What did they call a photographic memory before the invention of photography?
Why does Superman wear his underwear on the outside?
Why do dogs come when you call them, but cats ignore you?
What’s a male ballerina called?

And much, much more!

The Review

I love knowing things. It may sound like a really random statement to make but I genuinely do like learning new things or finding out the most random factoids. This is essentially why I chose to request Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers by The Bathroom Readers’ Institute from NetGalley. It sounded like a book that would satiate my curiosity.

And it did.

The level of things I learned from reading Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers is incomparable. I loved it because it didn’t just tell me facts (like some other books of this ilk that I have previously read) but it told me the root of where the information came from. I felt like a sponge picking up new and interesting things. I loved it.

Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers by The Bathroom Readers’ Institute is definitely a book for all you fact lovers out there. Plus it is a quick and easy read. If you have a short commute to work you could read one or two of the stories before you begin your shift…or like me you could consume it in one sitting and have an information overload.

Either way, Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers by The Bathroom Readers’ Institute is a brilliant book.

Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? & 199 More Perplexing Questions with Astounding Answers by The Bathroom Readers’ Institute is available September 13th 2016

For more information regarding The Bathroom Readers’ Institute (@bathroom_reader) please visit www.thebathroomreader.com.

For more information regarding Portable Press please visit www.raincoast.com/publishers/details/portable-press/.

35 Stars

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