How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch?

You gotta love my job. This book allowed me to chat with auctioneers, entomologists, and astronauts, among other things.

Some of my favorite Imponderables from this book: How do they keep more than two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle from fitting together? How do they keep soda in soft-drink machines from freezing in the winter? Why don't women pole-vault? And why do bombs create mushroom-shaped clouds?

Want to see a few samples from the book?

Sample 1 -- Why do ceiling fan blades get dusty, despite constantly spinning?
Sample 2 -- Why did Pirates wear earrings?

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