Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

Title: Peculiar questions and practical answers : a little book of whimsy and wisdom from the files of the New York Public Library / The New York Public Library ; illustrations by Barry Blitt. Description: First edition.

Author: New York Public Library

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250203632

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt. Have you’ve ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon’s brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads... “In what occupations may one be barefooted?” “What time does a bluebird sing?” “What does it mean when you’re being chased by an elephant?” “What kind of apple did Eve eat?” “How many neurotic people are there in the U.S.?” In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago. One of The New Yorker’s best-known and beloved illustrators, Barry Blitt, has created watercolors that bring many of the questions hilariously to life in a book that answers, among others, the question “Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible?”
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Are Cathedral Institutions useless A practical answer to this question addressed to W E Gladstone etc

If it can be proved , that the peculiar purposes contemplated by the Founders render it expedient that the Cathedral ... Some indeed may question the sufficiency of the Cathedral property for the support of such a ministry ; but the ...

Author: George Augustus SELWYN (successively Bishop of New Zealand and of Lichfield.)


ISBN: BL:A0019123377


Page: 132

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A Practical Answer to the question What is Popery

Every doctrine , peculiar to the Church of Rome , appears to be proposed and maintained for the sole purpose of exalting the power of its priesthood ; " in which statement he is fully borne out by Hụme : he speaks of the doctrine of ...

Author: Disney ROBINSON


ISBN: BL:A0018888130


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The Homoeopathic Physician

Clinical Bureau , I. H. A. , 1888 . a PECULIAR SYMPTOMS . W. S. GEE , M. D. , CHICAGO . A practical question often asked ... The character of the question demands a practical answer . In the answer we must suppose that the physician has ...



ISBN: UOM:39015013731420

Category: Homeopathy

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Practical English No Answers

At last the deepest okwo beat out a peculiar sequence and the instruments came to a neat and abrupt stop . From The Concubine by Elechi Amadi Answer questions 1-5 by selecting the best of the four choices given after each question 1.


Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9966460683


Page: 164

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GATE Linguistics XH C3 Practice Question Answer 3000 MCQ As Per Updated Syllabus

Dialect is peculiar to vocabulary while accent is peculiar to of a specific group of people A. Grammar B. Spelling C. Pronunciation D. Tenses Answer : C 232. A variety of language developed for some practical purpose among groups of ...




Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Science Lab Manual Class IX As per the latest CBSE syllabus and other State Board following the curriculum of CBSE

Answer: The branch of science dealing with identification, classification, and nomenclature of different organisms. Question 2: ... Question 5: What is peculiar characteristic of chloroplast in Spirogyra? ... PRACTICAL BASED QUESTIONS 96.

Author: Mr. Gopi Chandra Gupta

Publisher: EduGorilla

ISBN: 9789355563521

Category: Education

Page: 209

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With the NEP 2020 and expansion of research and knowledge has changed the face of education to a great extent. In the Modern times, education is not just constricted top the lecture method but also includes a practical knowledge of certain subjects. This way of education helps a student to grasp the basic concepts and principles. Thus, trying to break the stereotype that subjects like Mathematics, and Science means studying lengthy formulas, complex structures, and handling complicated instruments, we are trying to make education easy, fun, and enjoyable.
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Routledge Revivals Art and Artifact in Laboratory Science 1985

... a way as to allow certain rights for asking “peculiarquestions in the absence of any visible practical rationale. ... Structural aspects of “interview” talk – strings of questions and answers, “pursuit” of questions, prevalence of ...

Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351618588

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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First published in 1985, this book provides a descriptive study of social activities in a neurosciences laboratory. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author in the laboratory during 1975 and 1976, and taking an ethnomethodological approach, it focuses on the phenomenon of the social accomplishment of natural scientific order. Through the examination of shop work and shop talk in this environment, it identifies an analyzable social basis in the local production of accounts of natural objects in laboratory research. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of ethnomethodology and sociology.
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