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Notes & queries, volume 2 by Guardian…

Notes & queries, volume 2 (1991)

by Guardian Newspapers, Brian Whitaker (Editor)

Other authors: David Austin (Illustrator)

Series: Notes & queries (2)

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A collection of questions and their various answers from the readers of The Guardian, such as: is it true that goldfish have a memory span of five seconds? When were elastic bands invented? Did Napoleon ever say Not tonight Josephine?



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The Age of Enlightenment began one Monday morning in November 1989 when Notes & Queries first appeared as a column in The Guardian.

QUESTION: If trapped in a plummeting lift, what is the best position to assume to minimise injury?
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the Flat Earth Society?

QUESTION: What are the true capabilities of TV detector vans?

QUESTION: Why do words beginning 'sl...' almost invariably have unpleasant meanings?

QUESTION: Why do bagels have a hole in them? Why are they boiled before baking?

QUESTION: Is it possible to ride zebras the way we ride horses?

QUESTION: A levels are often said to be poor predictors of degree results. Is there any evidence of this?

QUESTION: How can I weigh my head?
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