Q: Why are so many people afraid of spiders?
A: We're not born afraid of spiders. It's something we learn. Some scientists think humans are naturally worried about animals that move quickly, as spiders do, and the fact that some spiders are poisonous certainly adds to the fear factor.
Crazy Technology Fact: If there are aliens out in space, they could listen to radio shows from long ago. TV and radio signals are still traveling through sapce, as are cell phone calls.
This book is a follow-up to the first Big Book of Why, and has 192 pages of new and interesting content. The book is divided by subject area - the human body, animals, nature, the Earth, space, science, technology, transportation, US and world history, world culture, arts and media and sports and games. Each answer is accompanied by a full-color photo or illustration.
Outrageous Nature Fact: Flowers are supposed to smell sweet, right? Well, don't get a whiff of the massive Titan arum. This plant, which only flowers every four to six years, smells like rotting meat!
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Disclosure - I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my very own.