Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?

Bigger than Johnny Depp! Less expensive than a movie ticket with a large tub of buttered popcorn and a large soda (even if unlimited refills are included)!  Why Do Pirates Love Parrots? not only answers the title question (a surprise to me:  Pirates actually did often take parrots aboard their ships) but scores of other questions, including such fun-for-me-to-research conundrums as:


  • Why Can’t You Buy Grape Ice Cream?
  • Do Ostriches Swim? (you’d think that experts could agree on this)
  • Why Can’t You Buy Bagel Holes (did doughnut makers patent the process?)?
  • Why do motorcyclists rev their engines at stoplights?
  • Why Does Diet-Coke Float and Coca-Cola Classic Sink? (including Nobel-Prize quality original research)

    Along with the usual Imponderables, for only the second time in our history, we tackle Unimponderables, the annoying questions we get asked frequently even if they aren’t really true Imponderables (yes, we take on such warhorses as Why Did Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets? and Why Do Drive-Up ATMs Have Braille Markings?).

    And for the first time ever, we have a section of Updates of old Imponderables.  Yes, there have been new developments in the quest to find out When Do Fish Sleep?, Why Can’t We Tickle Ourselves?, Why Is Yawning Contagious?, and Why Does M&M Keep Changing Its Color Combinations?

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