Master Index of Imponderability

††††††††††† Following is a complete index of the first ten Imponderables books and Who Put the Butter in Butterfly?The bold, blue number before the colon indicates which book the entry is in (click on the number and youíll see which book it is, or check the Title Key below); the numbers that follow the colon are the page numbers.Simple as that.

TITLE KEY

1=Why Donít Cats Like to Swim? (formerly published as Imponderables)

2=Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?

3=When Do Fish Sleep?

4=Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

5=Do Penguins Have Knees?

6=Are Lobsters Ambidextrous? (formerly published as When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?†††††††††††††

7=How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?

8=What Are Hyenas Laughing At, Anyway?

9=How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch?

10=Do Elephants Jump?

11=Who Put the Butter in Butterfly?

# | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
#
$25,000 Pyramid, "Mystery 7" in
1: 192
"1/2", meaning of, in street addresses
1: 156
1040 form, numbering scheme of
4: 9-10
20-20 vision, origins of
3: 143
24-second clock in NBA basketball, 
1: 29-31
3-D glasses and movies, 
5: 151-152
501, Levi jeans, origin of name
6: 61
7-11 Stores, lack of locks on
4: 123
7UP, origins of name
5: 9-10
"86", origins of term
10: 265
"86", origins of term
11: 101-102
9 as number to get outside line on telephones, 
3: 75-76
911 as emergency telephone number, 
5: 145-146
98.6 degrees Fahrenheit as comfortable ambient temperature, 
3: 240
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A
Absorbine Jr., origins of
8: 47-48
Absorbine Sr., identity of
8: 47-48
AC, and DC
2: 21-22
Accents, American, of foreign singers
4: 125-126
Aches, 
3: 104-105
Acre, origins of
2: 89
Acrylic, virgin
7: 97-98
Actors, speed of speech of
5: 203
Actors, speed of speech of
6: 241-243
Address labels on magazines, 
5: 5
Addresses and ZIP codes, on envelopes
3: 44
Addresses, street, half-numbers on
8: 253
Advertising sales in TV programming, overrun live programming and
1: 50-52
Aerosol cans, shaking of
3: 178
After-shave lotion, stinging and
6: 161-162
Age of majority, 21 as
7: 50-51
Aging and effect on voices, 
6: 24-25
Agitators in washing machines, movement of
4: 56
Air mail and "Par Avion", 
8: 39
Air temperature, versus water temperature, perception of
4: 184
Airlines, chime signals on
7: 6-8
Airlines, cold rolls at meal service
3: 52-53
Airlines, dearth of female pilots on
1: 131-133
Airlines, honey roasted peanuts
4: 13-14
Airlines, inflation of oxygen masks
5: 196-198
Airlines, tickets, red carbons on
3: 179-180
Airplanes, coffee bags in lavatories
4: 64-65
Airplanes, dimming of interior lights
8: 24-25
Airplanes, dimming of interior lights
9: 296-297
Airplanes, ear popping and
2: 130-132
Airplanes, feet swelling and
2: 31-32
Airplanes, numbering of Boeing jets
4: 30-31
Airplanes, numbering of Boeing jets
5: 235
Airplanes, numbering of Boeing jets
8: 251-252
Airplanes, "Qantas," spelling of
8: 134-135
Airplanes, red and green lights on
4: 152-153
Airplanes, seat belts
8: 141-142
Airplanes, shoulder harnesses
8: 141-142
Airplanes, shoulder harnesses
9: 296
Airplanes, U.S. flags on exterior
8: 36-37
Alarm clocks, life before
9: 70-74
Alcohol, in cough medicine
3: 166
Alcohol, proof of
2: 177
Algebra, X in
9: 131-132
"All wool and a yard wide", origins of term
11: 2
"Allemande", 
11: 31
"Alligator" shirts, 
9: 297-298
Alphabet, order of
1: 193-198
Alphabet soup, distribution of letters
3: 118-119
Alphabet soup, outside of U.S.
10: 73
Aluminum cans, crushability of
7: 157-159
Aluminum foil, and heat to touch
8: 145-146
Aluminum foil, two sides of
2: 102
Aluminum foil , on neck of champagne bottles
4: 160-161
Ambidexterity in lobsters, 
6: 3-4
Ambulances, snake emblems on
6: 144-145
Ambulances, snake emblems on
7: 239-240
American accents of foreign singers, 
4: 125-126
American singles, Kraft, milk in
1: 247-249
"Ampersand", 
11: 86
Amputees, phantom limb sensations in
1: 73-75
Anchors, submarines and
4: 40-41
Angel food cake and position while cooling, 
7: 43-44
Animal tamers and kitchen chairs, 
7: 7-11
Ants, separation from colony
6: 44-45
Ants, sidewalks and
2: 37-38
"Apache dance", 
11: 30
Apes, hair picking of
3: 26-27
Appendix, function of
5: 152-153
Apples, as gifts for teachers
2: 238
Apples, as gifts for teachers
3: 218-220
Apples and pears, discoloration of
4: 171
Apples in roasted pigs' mouths, 
10: 274-275
April 15, as due date for taxes
5: 26-29
Aquariums, fear of fish in
4: 16-18
Arabic numbers, origins of
3: 16-17
Architectural pencils, grades of
7: 73
Area codes, middle digits of
5: 68-69
Area codes, middle digits of
9: 287
Armies, marching patterns of
8: 264
Armpits, shaving of
2: 239
Armpits, shaving of
3: 226-229
Armpits, shaving of
6: 249
Army and Navy, Captain rank in
3: 48-50
Art pencils, grades of
7: 73
Aspirin, headaches and
7: 100-102
Aspirin, safety cap on 100-count bottles of
4: 62
Astrology, different dates for signs in
4: 27-28
Astronauts and itching, 
9: 208-216
"At loggerheads", 
11: 104-105
Athletics, Oakland, and elephant insignia
6: 14-15
"Atlas", 
11: 154-155
ATMs, swiping of credit cards in
10: 138-141
ATMs, swiping versus dipping of credit cards in
10: 141-142
ATMs, transaction costs of
3: 102-103
"Attorney-at-law", 
11: 103-104
Auctioneers, chanting of
9: 201-204
Audiocassette tape on side of road, 
7: 250-251
Audiotape, versus videotape technology
3: 136-137
Audiocassette tapes on roadsides, 
9: 300
Audiotape recorders, counter numbers on
4: 148-149
Audiotape recorders, play and record switches on
5: 23-24
Automobiles, batteries and concrete floors
10: 234-236
Automobiles, bright/dimmer switch position
7: 44-46
Automobiles, bright/dimmer switch position
8: 258
Automobiles, bunching of, on highways
7: 247
Automobiles, cardboard on grills
6: 188-189
Automobiles, cardboard on grills
7: 245-246
Automobiles, clicking sound of turn signals
6: 203
Automobiles, cockroaches in
7: 3-4
Automobiles, cockroaches in
8: 256-257
Automobiles, cockroaches in
9: 298
Automobiles, Corvette, 1983
9: 137-139
Automobiles, cruise controls
8: 124-125
Automobiles, day/night switch on rear-view mirrors
4: 185-186
Automobiles, dimples on headlamps
8: 56
Automobiles, elimination of side vents
6: 13-14
Automobiles, gas gauges in
6: 273
Automobiles, gas gauges in
3: 5-6
Automobiles, headlamp shutoff
7: 92-93
Automobiles, headlights and deer
6: 212-214
Automobiles, holes in ceiling of
5: 179
Automobiles, key release button on
5: 169
Automobiles, keys, ignition and door
3: 141-142
Automobiles, "new car smell"
5: 63
Automobiles, oil loss after oil change
7: 240-241
Automobiles, oil, grades of
3: 182-183
Automobiles, rear windows of
5: 143-144
Automobiles, rentals, cost in Florida of
4: 24-25
Automobiles, side-view mirrors
2: 38-39
Automobiles, speed limits
2: 143
Automobiles, speedometers
2: 144-145
Automobiles, tire tread
2: 72-74
Automobiles, weight of batteries
5: 101-102
Automobiles, white wall tires
2: 149
Automobiles, windshield wipers, versus buses
7: 28
Autopsies of executed criminals, 
8: 13-15
"Ax to grind", 
11: 70
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B
Babies, blinking
6: 158-159
Babies, burping
10: 123-124
Babies, hair color
10: 209
Babies, high temperatures, tolerance of
4: 103-104
Babies, sleep
6: 56-57
Baby corn, in supermarkets
10: 186-187
Baby pigeons, elusiveness of
1: 254
Baby pigeons, elusiveness of
10: 253-254
Baby Ruth, origins of name
8: 84
Baby Ruth, origins of name
9: 288-289
Baby Ruth, origins of name
10: 264-265
Baby shrimp, peeling and cleaning of
5: 127
"Back and fill", 
11: 2-3
Back tapping during physical exams, 
3: 145-146
Backlogs in repair shops, 
4: 45-47
Bad breath, upon awakening, in the morning
4: 52
Badges, marshals' and sheriffs'
5: 73-74
Bagels, holes in
3: 90-91
Bagels, holes in
8: 261
Bags under eyes, 
3: 151
Bags, paper, jagged edges and
6: 117-118
Baked goods, Pennsylvania and
2: 121-122
Baked goods, seven-layer cakes
6: 80-81
Baked goods, unctuous taste until cooled
6: 151-152
Baked potatoes in steak houses, 
6: 127-129
Ball throwing, sex differences and
3: 42-44
Ballet, "on pointe" in
8: 69-72
Balls, orange, on power lines
4: 18-19
Balls, tennis, fuzz and
3: 35-36
Balsa wood, classification as hardwood
5: 85-86
Banana peels as slipping agents, 
3: 198
Banana peels as slipping agents, 
5: 228-229
Banana peels as slipping agents, 
6: 250-252
Bananas, growth of
2: 81-82
Band-Aid packages, red tear strings on
1: 147-149
Band-Aid packages, red tear strings on
6: 266
Bands, tardiness of, in nightclubs
8: 184
Bands, tardiness of, in nightclubs
9: 248-254
Bands, marching, formation of
8: 107-108
Bands, paper, around Christmas card envelopes
6: 203-204
Banking, ATM charges
3: 102-103
Banking, hours
3: 100-101
Barbecue grills, shape of
10: 99-102
"Barbecue", 
11: 173
Barbie, hair of, versus Ken's
7: 4-5
Barbie, hair of, versus Ken's
8: 259-260
Barefoot kickers in football, 
4: 190-191
Bark, tree, color of
6: 78-79
Barns, red color of
3: 189-191
Bars, mirrors in
10: 14-17
Bars, sawdust on floor of
10: 118-120
Bars, television sound and
10: 12-14
Baseball, black stripes on bats
8: 104-106
Baseball, Candlestick Park, origins of
9: 48-51
Baseball, cap buttons
9: 171-172
Baseball, caps, green undersides of
9: 172-173
Baseball, circle next to batter's box in
3: 28
Baseball, dugout heights
5: 14
Baseball, first basemen, ball custody of
1: 43-44
Baseball, home plate sweeping, by umpires
8: 27-31
Baseball, home plate, shape of
5: 131
Baseball, Japanese uniforms
10: 207-208
Baseball, "K," as symbol for strikeout
5: 52-53
Baseball, pitcher's mounds, location of
5: 181
Baseball, pitcher's mounds, location of
9: 195-198
Baseball cards, wax on wrappers
5: 123
Baseball cards, white stuff on gum
5: 122
Basements, lack of, in southern houses
4: 98
Basketball, 24-second clock in NBA
1: 29-31
Basketball, duration of periods in
9: 65-69
Basketballs, fake seams on
4: 155-156
Baskin-Robbins, cost of cones versus cups at
1: 133-135
"Batfowling", 
11: 1-2
Bathrooms, group visits by females to
7: 183-192
Bathrooms, group visits by females to
8: 237-238
Bathrooms, group visits by females to
9: 277-278
Bathrooms, ice in urinals of
10: 232-234
Bathrooms, in supermarkets
6: 157
Bathtub drains, location of
3: 159-160
Bathubs, overflow mechanisms on
2: 214-215
Bats, baseball, stripes on
8: 104-106
Batteries, automobile, weight of
5: 101-102
Batteries, concrete floors and
10: 232-234
Batteries, drainage of, in cassette players
10: 259-260
Batteries, nine-volt, shape of
6: 104
Batteries, nine-volt, shape of
7: 242-243
Batteries, sizes of
3: 116
Batteries, volume and power loss in
2: 76-77
"Battle royal", 
11: 67
Bazooka Joe, eye patch of
5: 121
Beacons, police car, colors on
7: 135-137
"Bead", "Draw a," origins of term
10: 168
Beaks versus bills, birds and
10: 3-4
Beanbag packs in electronics boxes, 
6: 201
Beans, green, "French" style
10: 125-126
Beards on turkeys, 
3: 99
"Bears [stock market]", 
11: 106-107
"Beating around the bush", 
11: 1-2
Beavers, dam building and
10: 42-46
"Bedlam", 
11: 69
Beds, mattresses, floral graphics on
9: 1-2
Beef, red color of
8: 160-161
Beeps before network news on radio, 
1: 166-167
Beer, and plastic bottles
7: 161-162
Beer, steins, lids of
9: 95-96
Beer, temperature in Old West
5: 17-18
Beer, twistoff bottle caps, merits of
4: 145
Beetle, Volkswagen, elimination of
2: 192-194
Bell bottoms, sailors and
2: 84-85
Bells in movie theaters, 
1: 88-89
Belly dancers, amplitude of
5: 202-203
Belly dancers, amplitude of
6: 237-239
Belts, color of, in martial arts
9: 119-123
Ben-Gay, creator of
6: 46-47
"Berserk", 
11: 68-69
Best Foods Mayonnaise, versus Hellmann's
1: 211-214
Beverly Hills, "Beverly" in
8: 16-17
"Beyond the pale", 
11: 3
Bias on audiotape, 
4: 153-154
Bibles, courtrooms and
3: 39-41
Bicycles, clicking noises
5: 10-11
Bicycles, crossbars on
2: 90-91
Bicycles, tires and
2: 224-226
Bill posting at construction sites, 
8: 185
Bill posting at construction sites, 
9: 268-270
Billboards, spinning blades on
9: 61-64
Bill-counting machines, 
6: 271-272
Bills versus beaks, birds and
10: 3-4
"Bimonthly", 
11: 194
"Bingo", origin of term
5: 202
"Bingo", origin of term
6: 231-233
"Bingo", origin of term
7: 233-234
Binoculars, adjustments for
5: 124-125
"Birdie", 
11: 139-140
Birds, bills versus beaks in
10: 3-4
Birds, coloring of
5: 11-12
Birds, death of
2: 120-121
Birds, death of
6: 268
Birds, direction of takeoff
7: 107
Birds, droppings, color of
2: 83
Birds, honking during migration
7: 108
Birds, jet lag and
3: 33-34
Birds, migration patterns of
5: 147-148
Birds, migration patterns of
9: 91-94
Birds, sleeping habits of
5: 72-73
Birds, telephone wires and
3: 130-131
Birds, walking versus hopping
3: 154
Birds, worms and
10: 65-72
Birds [see also specific species], 
Birthday candles, trick, 
4: 176
"Birthday suit", 
11: 122
Biting of fingernails, reasons for
9: 223-228
Bitings in keys, 
8: 59-60
"Bitter end", 
11: 72
"Biweekly", 
11: 194
Black, clothing and bohemians
8: 218-221
Black, gondola color
4: 86-87
Black, judges' robes
6: 190-192
Black, specks in ice cream
8: 132-133
Black, stripes on baseball bats
8: 104-106
"Blackmail", 
11: 188
Blacktop roads, lightening of
5: 22-23
Blades, razor, hotel slots for
2: 113
Bleach, flour and
3: 63-64
Blind, money counting
3: 152-153
Blind, wearing dark glasses
7: 93-94
Blinking and babies, 
6: 158-159
"Blockhead", 
11: 80-81
Blood, color of
4: 138
Blouses, women's, lack of sleeve length sizes in
4: 113-114
Blue, as color for baby boys
1: 29
Blue, as color of blueprints
4: 102-103
Blue, as color of racquetballs
4: 8-9
Blue, in hair rinses
2: 117-118
"Blue blood", origin of term
2: 91
Blue Demons and De Paul University, 
8: 76
Blue jeans and orange thread, 
9: 74
"Blue jeans", 
11: 124
"Blue moon", 
11: 12
Blue plate special, origins of
4: 198
Blue plate special, origins of
5: 211-213
Blue plate special, origins of
8: 232-233
Blue ribbons (as first prize), 
3: 57-58
"Blue streak", 
11: 90
Blue plate special, origins of
6: 256-257
Blue plate special, origins of
7: 227-228
Blueprints, color of
4: 102-103
"Blurb", 
11: 35-36
Blushing and feelings of warmth, 
5: 113-114
Boats, red and green lights on
4: 152-153
"Bobbies [London officers]", 
11: 108
"Bobbies [London officers]", 
11: 166
"Bobby pins", 
11: 167
Body hair, loss of, in humans
2: 6-8
Body hair, pubic hair, purpose of
2: 146
Body hair, underarm hair, purpose of
2: 146
Body odor, human immunity to own
2: 92
Boeing, numbering of jets
4: 30-31
Boeing, numbering of jets
5: 235
Boeing, numbering of jets
8: 251-252
Boeing, numbering of jets
10: 269-270
"Bogey", 
11: 139-140
Boiling water during home births, 
6: 114-115
Boiling water during home births, 
7: 247-248
Boiling water during home births, 
8: 254
Bombs and mushroom clouds, 
9: 8-9
Book staining, of paperback book pages
2: 93-94
Books, checkered cloth on
7: 126-127
Books, pagination in
1: 141-144
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
2: 77-81
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
3: 243-245
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
4: 231
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
5: 247-248
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
6: 268
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
7: 250
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
8: 253
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
9: 298-299
Boots on ranchers' fence posts, 
10: 251-253
"Booze", 
11: 173
Bottle caps, beer, twistoff, merits of
4: 145
Bottles, cola, one- and two-liter, 
4: 188
Bottles, soda, holes on bottom of
6: 187-188
Boulder, Colorado, magazine subscriptions and
4: 33-34
Bowling, "turkey" in
4: 48-49
Bowling pins, stripes on
6: 181-182
Bowling shoes, rented, ugliness of
3: 173-174
Boxer shorts, versus briefs
6: 11-12
Boxers, sniffing and
2: 22-23
Boxers, sniffing and
10: 256-258
Boxes, Japanese, yellow color of
7: 130-131
Bracelets, migration of clasps on
7: 180
Bracelets, migration of clasps on
8: 197-201
Bracelets, migration of clasps on
9: 279-281
Brain, Ten percent use of, alleged
4: 198
Brain, Ten percent use of, alleged
5: 210-211
Brain, Ten percent use of, alleged
6: 254-256
Brain, Ten percent use of, alleged
8: 232
"Brass tacks", 
11: 6
"Bravo Zulu", origins of
8: 72-73
Brazil nuts in assortments, 
7: 145-147
Bread, "French" versus "Italian"
7: 163-166
Bread, "French" versus "Italian"
8: 261-262
Bread, kneading of
3: 144-145
Bread, staling of
7: 125-126
Bread, yeast in
3: 144-145
"Break a leg", 
11: 32-33
Breath, bad, upon awakening, in the morning
4: 52
Brick shape of gold bullion, 
8: 32-33
Bricks, holes in
6: 61-62
Bricks, in skyscrapers
6: 102-103
Bridges versus roads, freezing characteristics of
5: 193-194
Bridges, covered, purpose of
7: 132-133
Bridges, covered, purpose of
9: 296
Briefs, versus boxer shorts
6: 11-12
Brights/dimmer switch, position of, in automobiles
7: 44-46
Broccoli and cans, 
8: 74-76
Brominated vegetable oil in orange soda, 
6: 96-97
Brushes, hair, length of handles on
7: 38-39
Bubble gum, baseball card gum
5: 122
Bubble gum, Bazooka Joe's eyepatch
5: 121
Bubble gum, bubble-making ingredients
5: 120
Bubble gum, flavors of
5: 119-120
Bubble gum, pink color of
3: 30-31
"Buck", 
11: 107
Buckles, pilgrim hats and
10: 47-51
Buffets, new plates at
9: 5-6
Buffets, new plates at
10: 274
Bulbs, light, and noise when shaking
5: 46-47
Bulbs, light, halogen
5: 164
Bulbs, light, high cost of 25-watt variety
5: 91
Bull rings, purpose of
10: 147-148
"Bulls [stock market]", 
11: 106-107
"Bunkum", 
11: 69-70
Bunnies, chocolate Easter
2: 116
Buns, hamburger bottoms, thinnness of
2: 32-34
Buns, hot dog, number of in package
2: 232-235
Buns, versus rolls
8: 65-66
Burger King wrappers, numbers on
8: 112-113
Burials, position of deceased
8: 255
Burping and babies, 
10: 123-124
Buses, entry into
5: 24-25
Buses, idling of engines on
7: 150-151
Buses, ridges on sides of
5: 171
Buses, seat belts and
1: 84-85
Busy signals, fast versus slow, on telephones
4: 182
Butter, hardening after refrigeration
5: 88
Butter, sticks, lengths of
5: 42
Butter, versus margarine, in restaurants
1: 32-33
Butterflies, rain and
4: 63-64
Butterflies, sneezing and coughing in
7: 81-82
"Butterfly", 
11: 19
Buttons, men's versus women's shirts
2: 237-238
Buttons, men's versus women's shirts
3: 207-209
Buttons, men's versus women's shirts
5: 226
Buttons, men's versus women's shirts
7: 223
Buzzing, bees and
9: 57-60
"BZ", origins of expression
8: 72-73
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"Cab", 
11: 63
Cable TV, channel allocation of
9: 75-76
Cable TV, volume levels of
5: 7-8
"Caboodle", "kit" and
2: 15-17
"Caddy", 
11: 132
Cadets, militar,Y cap throwing and
2: 20-21
Cadillacs, ducks on
5: 174-176
Cafeterias, popularity of, among elderly
1: 96-101
Caffeine, leftover, from decaffeinated coffee
6: 195
Cakes, angel food and cooling position
7: 43-44
Cakes, reaction to loud noises
7: 41-42
Cakes, seven layer, missing layers of,
6: 80-81
Calculators, key pad configurations of
2: 14-15
Calico cats, gender of
6: 131-132
Calories, measurement of
3: 7-8
Calves, versus cows
3: 19-20
Cameras, black color of
3: 185
Cameras, black color of
7: 246
Camouflage, colors in
8: 114-115
Can openers, sharpness of blades on
6: 176-177
Canada Dry, origins of name
9: 182-183
Canadiens, Montreal, uniforms of
7: 242
Canceled checks, numbers on
6: 123
Canceled checks, returned, numerical ordering of
6: 165-166
Canceled checks, white paper attachments
6: 124-125
Candles, trick birthday, relighting of
4: 176
Candlestick Park, origins of
9: 48-51
Candy, Baby Ruth, origins of
8: 84
Candy, Baby Ruth, origins of
9: 288-289
Candy, caramels versus toffee
1: 64
Candy, Milk Duds, shape of
8: 81-82
Candy, Oh Henr,Y origins of
8: 83
Candy, placement in vending machines
9: 162-164
Candy, shapes of boxed chocolate
2: 24-25
Candy, wrapping of boxed chocolate
8: 122-123
"Cannot complete your call as dialed" telephone message, 
4: 129-130
Cans, aluminum, crushability of
7: 157-159
"Can't hold a candle", 
11: 71
Capital punishment, hours of execution and
2: 34-36
"Capital punishment", 
11: 108
"Capitalization", 
11: 108
Caps and gowns, at graduations
6: 99-102
Caps, baseball, buttons atop
9: 171-172
Caps, baseball, green undersides
9: 172-173
Captain, Navy and Army rank of
3: 48-50
Caramels, versus toffee
1: 64
Cardboard on automobile grills, 
6: 188-189
Carpenter's pencils, shape of
7: 27
Carpenter's pencils, shape of
9: 290-291
CAR-RT SORT on envelopes, 
5: 78-79
Cars (see "Automobiles"), 
Cartoon characters, Casper the ghost
10: 246-249
Cartoon characters, Donald Duck
3: 150
Cartoon characters, Goofy
3: 64-65
Cartoon characters, Goofy
7: 102
Cartoon characters, Mickey Mouse
3: 32
Cash register receipts, color of
4: 143
Cashews, lack of shells in
1: 177
Cashews, lack of shells in
5: 235-236
Caskets, position of heads in
6: 8-9
Casper the ghost, identity of
10: 246-249
Cassette players, audio, battery drainage in
10: 259-260
Cassette tapes, audio, on roadsides
7: 250-251
Cassette tapes, audio, on roadsides
9: 300
Cat feces, as food for dogs
6: 35-37
Cat food, tuna cans of
8: 8-10
"Cat out of the bag", 
11: 25
"Catercorner", 
11: 197
Catnip and effect on wild cats, 
6: 183-185
Cats, calico, gender of
6: 131-132
Cats, catnip
6: 183-185
Cats, ear scratching
5: 48-49
Cats, eating posture
6: 63-64
Cats, hair, stickiness of
5: 163-164
Cats, miniature
6: 154-155
Cats, sight, during darkness
1: 200-201
Cats, swimming and
1: 86
"Cats and dog, raining", 
11: 26
"Catsup", 
11: 177
Cattle guards, effectiveness of
3: 115
"Cattycorner", 
11: 197
Cavities, dogs and
10: 277-278
CDs, Tuesday release of
10: 108-112
Ceiling fans, direction of blades
9: 113-114
Ceiling fans, dust and
9: 111-113
Ceiling fans, dust and
10: 263-264
Ceilings of train stations, 
8: 66-67
Celery in restaurant salads, 
6: 218
Celery in restaurant salads, 
7: 207-209
Celery in restaurant salads, 
8: 249
Cement, laying of
8: 258
Cement, versus concrete
9: 295
Cemeteries, financial strategies of owners of
2: 95-99
Cemeteries, perpetual care and
2: 221-222
Ceramic tiles in tunnels, 
6: 135-136
Ceramic tiles in tunnels, 
8: 257-258
Cereal, calorie count of
1: 38-40
Cereal, joining of flakes in bowl
8: 115-119
Cereal, Snap! And Rice Krispies
8: 2-4
Chalk outlines of murder victims, 
3: 11-12
Champagne, aluminum foil on neck of
4: 160-161
Champagne, name of, versus sparkling wine
1: 232-234
Channel 1, lack of, on televisions
4: 124
Channel 1, lack of, on televisions
7: 242
Channel 1, lack of, on televisions
10: 267-268
Chariots, Roman, flimsiness of
10: 105-107
"Checkmate", 
11: 133
Checks, approval in supermarkets
7: 210-217
Checks, approval in supermarkets
8: 245-246
Checks, numbering scheme of
4: 38-39
Checks, numbering scheme of
5: 236-237
Checks, out-of-state acceptance of
8: 120-121
Checks, white paper attachments
6: 124-125
Checks, white paper attachments
7: 245
Checks, canceled, numbers on
6: 123
Checks, canceled, returned, numerical ordering of
6: 165-166
Checks, canceled, white paper attachments
6: 124-125
Checks, canceled, white paper attachments
7: 245
Cheddar cheese, orange color of
3: 27-28
Cheese, American, milk in Kraft
1: 247-249
Cheese, cheddar, orange color of
3: 27-28
Cheese, cheddar, orange color of
10: 275
Cheese, string, characteristics of
3: 155
Cheese, Swiss, holes in
1: 192
Cheese, Swiss, slice sizes of
9: 142-146
Chef's hat, purpose of
3: 66-67
Chewing gum, lasting flavor
5: 195-196
Chewing gum, water consumption and hardening of
10: 236-237
Chewing gum, wrapping of
8: 111-112
Chewing motion in elderly people, 
7: 79-80
Chianti and straw-covered bottles, 
8: 33-35
Chicken, cooking time of
1: 119-121
Chicken, versus egg
4: 128
Chicken, white meat versus dark meat
3: 53-54
"Chicken tetrazzini", 
11: 153
Children, starving, and bloated stomachs
7: 149-150
Children's reaction to gifts, 
8: 184
Children's reaction to gifts, 
9: 234-237
Chime signals on airlines, 
7: 6-8
Chirping of crickets, at night
10: 54-57
Chocolate, Easter bunnies
2: 116
Chocolate, shapes of
2: 24-25
Chocolate, white versus brown
5: 134-135
Chocolate, wrapping of boxed
8: 122-123
Chocolate milk, consistency of
3: 122-123
"Chops", 
11: 47
Chopsticks, origins of
4: 12-13
"Chowderhead", 
11: 72
Christmas card envelopes, bands around
6: 203-204
Christmas tree lights, burnout of
6: 65-66
Christmas tree lights, lack of purple bulbs in
6: 185-186
Christmas tree lights, purple
9: 293
Christmas tree lights, purple
10: 280
Cigar bands, function of
4: 54-55
Cigarette butts, burning of
5: 45
Cigarettes, grading
6: 112
Cigarettes, odor of first puff
2: 238
Cigarettes, odor of first puff
3: 223-226
Cigarettes, spots on filters
6: 112-113
Cigars, new fathers and
3: 21-22
Cities, higher temperatures in, compared to outlying areas
1: 168-169
Civil War, commemoration of
3: 168-169
"Claptrap", 
11: 73
Clasps, migration of necklace and bracelet
7: 180
Clasps, migration of necklace and bracelet
8: 197-201
Clasps, migration of necklace and bracelet
9: 279-281
Cleansers, "industrial use" versus "household"
5: 64-65
Clef, treble, dots on
10: 210-213
Clicking noise of turn signals, in automobiles
6: 203
Climate, West coast versus East coast
4: 174-175
Clocks, clockwise movement of
2: 150
Clocks, grandfather
4: 178
Clocks, number 4 on
2: 151-152
Clocks, Roman numerals
5: 237-238
Clocks, school, backward clicking of minute hands in
1: 178-179
Clocks, versus watches, distinctions between
4: 77-78
Clockwise, draining, south of the Equator
4: 124-125
"Cloud nine", 
11: 97-98
Clouds, disappearance of
5: 154
Clouds, location of
3: 13
Clouds, rain and darkness of
2: 152
Clouds in tap water, 
9: 126-127
"Cob/cobweb", 
11: 20
Coca-Cola, 2-liter bottles
5: 243-244
Coca-Cola, taste of different size containers
2: 157-159
Cockroaches, automobiles and
7: 34
Cockroaches, automobiles and
8: 256-257
Cockroaches, automobiles and
9: 298
Cockroaches, death position of
3: 133-134
Cockroaches, death position of
8: 256
Cockroaches, reaction to light
6: 20-21
Coffee, bags in lavatories of airplanes
4: 64-65
Coffee, bags versus cans
4: 146
Coffee, electric drip versus electric perk in
4: 35
Coffee, restaurant versus home-brewed
7: 181
Coffee, restaurant versus home-brewed
8: 221
Coffee, decaffeinated, leftover caffeine usage
6: 195
Coffee, decaffeinated, orange pots in restaurants
6: 67-69
Coffeemakers, automatic drip, cold water and
4: 173
Coins, lettering on U.S. pennies
7: 5
Coins, red paint on
7: 117
Coins, serrated edges of
1: 40-41
Coins, smooth edges of
1: 40-41
Cola bottles, one- and two-liter, black bottom of
4: 188
Colas, carbonation in
1: 87-88
Cold water and automatic drip coffeemakers, 
4: 173
Colds, body aches and
3: 104-105
Colds, clogged nostrils and
3: 20-21
Colds, liquids as treatment for
4: 131-132
Colds, symptoms at night of
3: 163
"Coleslaw", 
11: 174
"Collins, Tom [drink]", 
11: 165
Color, blood
4: 138
Color, cash register receipts
4: 143
Color, wet things
4: 139
Comic strips and capital letters, 
5: 55-56
Commercials, television, loudness of
3: 81-83
Commonwealths, versus states
7: 119-121
Computer monitors, shape of
7: 245
Computers, erased files on
6: 205-206
Computers, erased files on
7: 245
Computers, monitors, shape of
6: 129-131
Concrete, versus cement
9: 295
Conserves, contents of
6: 140-141
Construction cranes, assembling of
6: 49-51
Construction sites, bill posting at
8: 185
Construction sites, bill posting at
9: 268-270
Construction sites, pine trees and
2: 147-148
Construction sites, soaping of retail windows
8: 185
Construction sites, soaping of retail windows
9: 265-267
Consumer Price Index, changes in base year of
2: 159-161
Containers, for rain measurement
4: 161-163
Contemporary greeting cards, shape of
6: 70-71
Coolers, Styrofoam, blue specks on
10: 130-131
"Cooties", 
11: 19
"Cop", 
11: 108
Copper bowls and egg whites, 
7: 99
Copyright pages, strange numbers on
2: 175-176
Coriolis effect, 
4: 124
Corn chips, black specks on
10: 23-25
Corn Flakes, calorie count of
1: 38-40
Corn silk, purpose of
3: 120
Corn tortillas, size of, versus flour
10: 142-145
Corn, baby, supermarkets and
10: 186-187
Cornish game hens, identity of
6: 10-11
"Corny", 
11: 76
Corvette, 1983
9: 137-139
Cottage cheese, origins of
3: 59
Cotton, shrinkage of, versus wool
6: 166-167
Cotton , in medicine bottles
3: 89-90
Cough medicine, alcohol in
3: 166
Countdown Leader, film and
2: 9
Counterclockwise, draining, north of the Equator
4: 124-125
Counters on VCRs and audio recorders, 
4: 148-149
Counters on VCRS and audio recorders, 
6: 272-273
Coupons, cash value
5: 7-9
Coupons, expiration date
5: 189
Coupons, versus mail-in refunds
5: 187-188
Courtooms, bibles in
3: 39-41
"Couth", 
11: 84
Covered bridges, purpose of
7: 132-133
Covered bridges, purpose of
9: 296
Cow Palace, naming of
9: 52-53
Cowboy hats, dents on
5: 6
Cowboy hats, dents on
6: 274
Cows, calves and
3: 19-20
Cows, milking positions
2: 128-129
Cows, nose rings and
10: 147-148
Cows, sticking of tongues up nostrils of
6: 164-165
CPR training in schools, 
7: 31-33
Crabs, hermit, "bathroom habits" of
7: 74-75
Crackling sound of fire, 
4: 11
Cracks on sidewalks, 
3: 176-178
Cranes, construction, assembling of
6: 49-51
"Craps", 
11: 134
Cravings, food, pregnant women and
10: 183-185
Credit card receipts, printing of, at gas stations
1: 173-175
Credit card slips, and phone numbers
2: 129-130
Credit cards, dipping versus swiping and
10: 141-142
Credit cards, major versus minor
1: 231
Credit cards, quick swiping of
10: 138-141
Credit cards, waiter tips and
7: 133-135
Credit cards, waiter tips and
8: 263
Crickets, chapped legs and chirping
3: 47-48
Crickets, chapped legs and chirping
5: 238
Crickets, chapped legs and chirping
6: 270
Crickets, chirping at night of
10: 54-57
"Crisscross", 
11: 36-37
"Crocodile" shirts, 
9: 297
Crowd estimates, police and
1: 250-253
Crowing of roosters, 
3: 3
Cruise controls, minimum speeds of
8: 124-125
Crying at happy endings, 
1: 79-80
Cue balls, dots on, in pool
10: 237-240
Cups, drinking, width of
6: 126
Cups, shape of paper and plastic
9: 289
Curad bandages, wrappers of
2: 58
Curly tails of pigs, 
4: 199
Currency, color of
3: 83-84
Cursive handwriting versus printing, teaching of
7: 34-37
Curves on highways, 
7: 121-122
Curves on highways, 
8: 258
"Cut and dried", 
11: 5-6
"Cut the mustard", 
11: 175
Cuts, paper, pain and
2: 103-104
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Daily doubles in Jeopardy, difficulty of
1: 33-35
Dalmatians in firehouses, 
2: 162-163
Dalmatians in firehouses, 
6: 270-271
Dams, beavers and
10: 42-46
Dance studios, floor location of
5: 89-91
Dance studios, floor location of
7: 246-247
Dancing, men versus women
6: 218
Dancing, men versus women
8: 239-240
"Dandelion", 
11: 196
"Dangerous Curve" signs, placement of
2: 119-120
Dartboards, numbering schemes of
9: 81-84
DC, AC and
2: 21-22
De Paul University and "Blue Demons", 
8: 76
"Dead End" signs, versus "No Outlet" signs
4: 93
"Deaf and dumb", 
11: 131-132
Decaffeinated coffee, leftover caffeine usage
6: 195
Decaffeinated coffee, orange pots in restaurants
6: 67-69
"Deep-si"X, 
11: 95-96
Deer, automobile headlights and
6: 212-214
Deer ornaments, plastic lawn
8: 185
Deer ornaments, plastic lawn
9: 262-264
Dehumidifiers, operation of
6: 41-42
Delaware, incorporations in
2: 153-157
Dentist offices, smell of
2: 41
Deodorant aerosols, shaking of
3: 178
Desert, rising cool air in
9: 149-151
Dessert, fast-food restaurants and
1: 218-221
Detergents, laundry, bleach in
1: 150
Detergents, laundry, package sizes of
6: 168-169
Detroit Red Wings and octopus throwing, 
9: 183-186
Diagonal measurement of TV sets, 
4: 37
Dictionaries, pronunciation and
10: 169-179
Dictionaries, thumb notches in
5: 167-168
Diet soft drinks, calorie constituents in
6: 94-95
Diet soft drinks, phenylalanine as ingredient in
6: 96
Dimples, auto headlamps
8: 56
Dimples, facial
3: 23
Dimples, golf balls
3: 45-46
Dinner knives, rounded edges of
1: 231-232
Dinner plates, repositioning of
8: 184
Dinner plates, round shape of
8: 162-164
Dirt, refilling of, in holes
7: 48-49
Disc jockeys and lack of song identification, 
7: 51-57
"Discussing Uganda", origins of term
11: 145
"Discussing Uganda", origins of term
5: 246-247
Dishwashers, two compartments of
6: 109-110
Disney cartoon characters, Donald Duck
3: 150
Disney cartoon characters, Goofy
3: 64-65
Disney cartoon characters, Goofy
7: 102
Disney cartoon characters, Mickey Mouse
3: 32
Disposable lighters, fluid chambers of
6: 92-93
Distilleries, liquor, during Prohibition
9: 54-56
Ditto masters, color of
6: 133-134
"Dixie", 
11: 147-148
Dixieland music at political rallies, 
5: 203
Dixieland music at political rallies, 
6: 234-236
"Dixieland", 
11: 147-148
DNA, identical twins and
10: 18-20
Doctors, back tapping of
3: 145-146
Doctors and bad penmanship, 
5: 201
Doctors and bad penmanship, 
6: 221-225
Doctors and bad penmanship, 
7: 232-233
Doctors and bad penmanship, 
8: 235
"Dog days", 
11: 17-18
Dogs, barking, laryngitis in
2: 53-54
Dogs, black lips of
3: 38-39
Dogs, body odor of
2: 40
Dogs, cavities and
10: 277-278
Dogs, circling before lying down
2: 2-3
Dogs, circling before lying down
5: 238-239
Dogs, crooked back legs of
8: 126-128
Dogs, Dalmatians and firefighting
6: 270-271
Dogs, drooling in
6: 34-35
Dogs, eating cat feces
6: 35-37
Dogs, eating posture of
6: 63-64
Dogs, head tilting of
5: 215-217
Dogs, head tilting of
4: 198
Dogs, head tilting of
6: 258-259
Dogs, head tilting of
8: 237
Dogs, lifting legs to urinate in
4: 35-36
Dogs, miniature
6: 154-155
Dogs, poodles, wild
6: 207-209
Dogs, rear-leg wiggling, when scratched
6: 52-53
Dogs, "sic" command
5: 51
Dogs, sticking head out of car windows in
4: 60-61
Dogs, wet noses
4: 70-73
Dollar sign, origins of
7: 103-104
Dolls, hair of
7: 4-5
Donald Duck, brother of
3: 150
Donkey Kong, origins of
10: 38-40
"DONT WALK" signs, lack of apostrophes in
6: 75-76
Doors, double, in stores
6: 177-180
Doors, knobs versus handles on
7: 148-149
Doors, opening orientation of, in buildings
4: 167
Doors, shopping mall entrances
6: 180-181
Doors, "THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED DURING BUSINESS HOURS" signs, in stores
6: 202
"Doozy", 
11: 37
"Do-re-mi", 
11: 29-30
Dots on cue balls, in pool
10: 237-240
Double doors in stores, 
6: 177-180
"Doubleheader", 
11: 133
Double-jointedness, 
10: 229-231
Double-yolk eggs, 
3: 188-189
Doughnuts, tissues and handling in stores
5: 240
Doughnuts, tissues and handling in stores
2: 164
Doughnuts, origins of holes in
2: 62-64
Downhill ski poles, shape of
3: 69
Dr Pepper, origins of name
5: 129-130
Dr Pepper, origins of name
6: 272
Dr Pepper, punctuation of
8: 253-254
Drains, location of bathtub
3: 159-160
"Draw a Bead", origins of term
10: 168
"Draw a Bead", origins of term
11: 134
Dreams, nap versus nighttime
3: 124
Drinking glasses, "sweating" of
9: 124-125
Drinking glasses, "sweating" of
10: 261
Dripless candles, whereabouts of wax in
4: 182-183
"Driveway", 
11: 64-65
Driveways, driving on, versus parkways
4: 123
Driving, left- versus right-hand side
2: 238
Driving, left- versus right-hand side
3: 209-212
Driving, left- versus right-hand side
6: 248-249
Driving, left- versus right-hand side
7: 223
Driving, left- versus right-hand side
8: 230-231
Drooling, dogs and
6: 34-35
Drowsiness after meals, 
6: 138-139
Drugstores, high platforms in
8: 5-7
"Dry", as terms for wines
5: 141-142
Dry-cleaning, French
3: 164-165
Dry-cleaning, garment labels and
2: 59-60
Dry-cleaning, One Hour Martinizing
3: 28-29
Dry-cleaning, raincoats and
2: 216-217
Dryers, hand, in bathrooms
10: 266-267
Dryers, hand, "off" switches
8: 174-176
Ducks, lakes and ponds and
10: 256
Ducks, on Cadillacs
5: 174-176
Duels, timing of
5: 69
Dugouts, height of
5: 14
"Dukes", 
11: 137
"Dumb [mute]", 
11: 131-132
"Dumbbells", 
11: 131-132
Dust, ceiling fans and
10: 263-264
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E
E, as school grade
3: 198
E, as school grade
4: 206-209
E, on eye charts
3: 9-10
"Eagle [golf score]", 
11: 139-140
Earlobes, function of
5: 87-88
"Earmark", 
11: 46
Earrings, pirates and
9: 43-45
Earrings, pirates and
10: 272-273
Ears, hair,Y in old men
2: 239
Ears, hair,Y in old men
3: 231-233
Ears, hair,Y in old men
5: 227-228
Ears, popping in airplanes
2: 130-132
Ears, ringing, causes of
2: 115-116
Earthworms as fish food, 
3: 110-112
Easter, chocolate bunnies and
2: 116
Easter, dates of
4: 55-56
Easter, ham consumption at
1: 151-152
"Easy as pie", 
11: 172
Eating, effect of sleep on
6: 138-139
"Eavesdropper", 
11: 109-110
Ebert, Roger, versus Gene Siskel, billing of
1: 137-139
Egg, versus chicken
4: 128
Egg whites and copper bowls, 
7: 99
Eggs, color of
2: 189-190
Eggs, double-yolk
3: 188-189
Eggs, hard-boiled, discoloration of
3: 34
Eggs, meaning of grading of
4: 136-137
Eggs, sizes of
2: 186-188
"Eggs Benedict", 
11: 154
"Eighty-si"X, origins of term
11: 101-102
"Eighty-Si"X, origins of term
10: 265-266
Elbow macaroni, shape of
4: 28
Elderly men, pants height and
2: 171-172
Elderly men, shortness of
2: 239
Elderly men, shortness of
3: 229-231
Elderly men, shortness of
6: 250
Elections, U.S., timing of
6: 41
Elections, U.S., timing of
8: 260-261
Elections, U.S., timing of
9: 291-292
Elections, U.S., Tuesdays and
1: 52-54
Elections, U.S., Tuesdays and
3: 239
Electric can openers, sharpness of blades on
6: 176-177
Electric drip versus electric perk, in coffee, 
4: 35
Electric perk versus electric drip, in coffee, 
4: 35
Electric plug prongs, holes at end of
5: 94-95
Electric plug prongs, three prongs versus two prongs
5: 191
Electricity, AC versus DC
2: 21-22
Electricit,Y static, variability in amounts of
4: 105-106
Elephants, disposal of remains of
6: 196-197
Elephants, jumping ability of
10: 27-29
Elephants, Oakland A's uniforms
6: 14-15
Elephants, rocking in zoos
8: 26-27
Elephants, rocking in zoos
10: 279
Elevator doors, changing directions
8: 169-170
Elevator doors, holes
8: 170-171
Elevators, overloading of
5: 239
Elevators, passenger capacity in
1: 23-24
"Eleventh hour", 
11: 99-100
Emergency Broadcasting System, length of test
1: 117-118
"Emergency feed" on paper towel dispensers, 
8: 149-150
Emmy awards, origins of name
2: 52
English, driving habits of
2: 238
English, driving habits of
3: 209-212
English, driving habits of
6: 248-249
English, driving habits of
7: 223
English, driving habits of
8: 230-231
English horn, naming of
5: 38-39
English muffins, in England
6: 200-201
English muffins, white particles on
6: 49
Envelopes, Christmas cards, paper bands on
6: 203-204
Envelopes, colored stickers on
4: 83-84
Envelopes, computer scrawls on
5: 104-106
Envelopes, red letters on back of
5: 50
Envelopes, return windows on
2: 111
Envelopes, return windows on
5: 239-240
Envelopes, size of, in bills
6: 81-83
Escalator knobs, purpose of
2: 42
Escalators, green lights on
3: 172
Escalators, rail speed of
3: 171
Evaporated milk, refrigeration of
2: 114
Evaporated milk, soldered cans and
2: 114
Evolution, loss of body hair and
2: 6-8
Exclamation marks in telegrams, 
3: 76-77
Executions, autopsies after,
8: 13-15
Executions, hours of
2: 34-36
"EXEMPT" signs at railroad crossings, 
5: 118-119
Expiration dates, on bottled waters
9: 77-78
Expiration dates, on fire extinguishers
4: 68
Expiration dates, on toothpaste
4: 169-170
Exposures, number of, in film
1: 153-154
Exterminators, hard hats and
2: 51
Extremities, wrinkles on
2: 112
Eye chart, E on
3: 9-10
Eye closure during kissing, 
8: 186-191
Eyeglasses and nerdiness, 
7: 180
Eyeglasses and nerdiness, 
8: 210-213
Eyes, bags under
3: 151
Eyes, floaters and
3: 37
Eyes, pain, when tired
6: 159-160
Eyes, position, during sleep
6: 146
Eyes, rubbing of, when tired
10: 103-105
Eyes, sneezing and
3: 84-85
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Fading, causes of
9: 190-194
Fahrenheit scale, increments in
2: 55-56
Fahrenheit scale, zero degrees, meaning of
2: 55
Fainting and women, lessening of
10: 219-222
"FALLING ROCK" signs, purpose of
6: 72-74
Falsetto voices, techniques for men producing
4: 147
Falsetto voices, women's inability to produce
4: 147-148
"Fan [loyal partisan]", 
11: 136
Fan speeds, order of
10: 180-181
Farm plots, circular shape of
7: 118-119
Fast-food restaurants, dessert and
1: 218-221
Fat people and alleged jolliness, 
4: 199
Fat people and alleged jolliness, 
5: 217-218
Fat people and alleged jolliness, 
6: 259
Fat people and alleged jolliness, 
7: 228
Fathers, new, passing out of cigars and
3: 21-22
Fats, on nutrition labels
6: 142-143
Faucets, water, 
4: 191-192
"FD&C", meaning of, on food and shampoo labels
4: 163
Federal Express, hours of employees of
2: 109-110
Feet, swelling in airplanes of
2: 31-32
Fences, height restrictions of
2: 28-30
Field goals, measurement of
3: 124-125
Fifty-five mph, reasons for speed limit of
2: 143
Fifty-five mph, speedometers and
2: 144-145
Fighting Irish, Notre Dame and
10: 115-117
Figure skating and dizziness, 
5: 33-35
"Filibuster", 
11: 110
"Filipino", spelling of
1: 171
Film, countdown leader on
2: 9
Film, countdown leader on
3: 238
Film, measurement of, in millimeters
1: 44
Film, number of exposures in
1: 153-154
Film, prints, after theatrical runs
5: 84-85
Film, wagon wheels in, movement of
2: 183
Film, width of
1: 222-223
Film, X- and "-ratings
2: 141-142
Filters, cigarette, brown spots on
6: 112-113
"Filthy lucre", 
11: 117
"Fin [five-dollar bill]", 
11: 111
Fingernails, biting of
8: 183
Fingernails, biting of
9: 223-228
Fingernails, growth of, versus toenails
3: 123
Fingernails, growth of, after death
4: 163-164
Fingernails, lunula on
2: 218
Fingernails, lunula on
3: 241
Fingernails, yellowing of, and nail polish
7: 129-130
Fingers, length of
5: 40-41
"Fink", 
11: 73
Fire, crackling sound of
4: 11
Fire extinguishers, expiration date on
4: 68
Fire helmets, shape of
10: 199-203
Fire hydrants, freezing of water in
6: 150
Fire hydrants, freezing of water in
10: 11
Fire hydrants, shape of valve stems of
4: 142-143
Fire trucks, roofs of
7: 143-144
Firearms, confiscated, after arrests
7: 85-87
Fireplaces, rain in
2: 57-58
First basemen, ball custody of, in baseball
1: 43-44
First class mail, priority mail versus
3: 166-167
Fish, biting in rain
10: 131-138
Fish, eating preferences
3: 110-112
Fish, fear of, in aquariums
4: 16-18
Fish, floating upon death
5: 186-187
Fish, pebble spitting
9: 174-175
Fish, return to dried-up lakes and ponds
3: 15-16
Fish, return to dried-up lakes and ponds
10: 256
Fish, saltwater coloration
9: 133-136
Fish, sleep patterns
3: 161-162
Fish, sleep patterns
6: 270
Fish, urination
7: 90-91
Fish [see also specific types], 
Fish tanks, oxygen in
7: 84-85
Flagpoles, balls atop
2: 17-18
Flagpoles, balls atop
6: 268
Flags, Japanese, red beams and
10: 151-155
Flags, U.S., half-mast
10: 36-38
Flags, U.S., on airplanes
8: 36-37
"Flak", 
11: 74
"Flammable", versus "inflammable"
2: 207-208
"Flash in the pan", 
11: 74
Flashlights, police and grips of
10: 30-32
Flat toothpicks, purpose of
1: 224-225
"Flea market", 
11: 24
Flies, landing patterns of
2: 220
Flies, winter and
2: 133-135
Flintstones, Barney Rubble's profession on
7: 173-174
Flintstones multivitamins, Betty Rubble and
6: 4-5
Flintstones multivitamins, Betty Rubble and
9: 285-286
Floaters in eyes, 
3: 37
Floral graphics on mattresses, 
9: 1-2
Florida, cost of auto rentals in
4: 24-25
"Flotsam", versus "jetsam"
2: 60-61
Flour, bleached
3: 63-64
Flour bugs, provenance of
4: 89-90
Flour tortillas, size of, versus corn
10: 142-145
Flu, body aches and
3: 104-105
Fluorescent lights and plinking noises, 
5: 47
Flush handles, toilets and
2: 195-196
Flushes, loud, toilets in public restrooms and
4: 187
Fly swatters, holes in
4: 31-32
FM radio, odd frequency numbers of
10: 59-60
Food cravings in pregnant women, 
10: 183-185
Food labels, "FD&C" on label
4: 163
Food labels, lack of manufacturer street addresses
4: 85
Football, barefoot kickers in
4: 190-191
Football, college, redshirting in
7: 46-48
Football, distribution of game balls
2: 44
Football, goalposts, tearing down of
8: 213-217
Football, measurement of first-down yardage
5: 128-129
Football, origins of "hut" in
9: 294-295
Football, Pittsburgh Steelers' helmet emblems on
7: 67-68
Football, shape of
4: 79-81
Football, sideline population in
10: 51-53
Football, tearing down of goalposts
7: 181
Football, two-minute warning and
10: 150-151
Football, yardage of kickers in
3: 124-125
"Fore", origins of golf expression
2: 34
Forewords in books, versus introductions and prefaces
1: 72-73
Forks, switching hands to use
3: 198
"Fortnight", 
11: 194
Fraternities, Greek names of
10: 94-98
"Freebooter", 
11: 110
Freezer compartments, in refrigerators, location of
2: 230-231
Freezers, ice trays in
10: 92-93
Freezers, lights in
10: 82-85
French dry cleaning, 
3: 164-165
French horns, design of
5: 110-111
"French" bread versus "Italian", 
8: 261-262
"French" style green beans, 
10: 125-126
"French" versus "Italian" bread, 
7: 165-166
Frogs, eye closure when swallowing
6: 115-116
Frogs, warts and
10: 121-123
Frogs of violins, white dots on
4: 164-165
Frogs of violins, white dots on
9: 291
Frostbite, penguin feet and
1: 217-218
Fruitcake, alleged popularity of
4: 197
Fruitcake, alleged popularity of
5: 205-209
Fruitcake, alleged popularity of
6: 253
Fruitcake, alleged popularity of
7: 226-227
Fruitcake, alleged popularity of
9: 274-276
"Fry", 
11: 179
Fuel gauges in automobiles, 
6: 273
"Fullback", 
11: 138
Full-service versus self-service, pricing of, at gas stations
1: 203-209
Funeral homes, size of
8: 152-155
Funerals, burials without shoes
7: 53-54
Funerals, depth of graves
7: 14-15
Funerals, head position of, in caskets
6: 8-9
Funerals, orientation of deceased
7: 106
Funerals, perpetual care and
2: 221-222
Funerals, small cemeteries and
2: 95-99
"Funk", 
11: 75
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"G.I.", 
11: 52
Gagging, hairs in mouth and
7: 76-77
Gallons and quarts, American versus British
4: 114-115
Game balls, distribution of football
2: 44
Gasoline, pricing of, in tenths of a cent
2: 197-198
Gasoline gauges, automobile
3: 5-6
Gasoline pumps, rubber sleeves on
6: 197
Gasoline pumps, shut off of
3: 125
Gasoline stations, full-service versus self-service, pricing of
1: 203-209
Gasoline, unleaded, cost of
1: 121-122
Gauge, width of railroad
3: 157-159
Gauges, fuel, in automobiles
6: 273
Geese, honking during migration
7: 108
Gelatin, fruit in
3: 149-150
"Gerrymander", 
11: 111-112
"Get the sack", 
11: 75
"Get your goat", 
11: 21
"Getting down to brass tacks", 
11: 6
Gifts, children and
8: 184
Girdles and fat displacement, 
5: 75-76
Glass, broken
4: 168
Glasses, drinking, squeakiness of
9: 205-207
Glasses, drinking, "sweating" of
9: 124-125
Glasses, drinking, "sweating" of
10: 261
Glasses, wine, types of
7: 123-125
Glitter, sidewalks and
10: 61-62
Glow-in-the-dark items, green color of
9: 139-141
Glue, stickiness in the bottle
7: 18
Glue, "Super" versus conventional
6: 145-146
Glue, "Super," and Teflon
7: 128-129
Glue, taste of postage stamp
2: 182
Glutamates, MSG and
2: 168-171
Gnats, swarming of
4: 3-4
Goalies, banging of sticks by
7: 116-117
Goalposts, football, tearing down of
7: 181
Goalposts, football, tearing down of
8: 213-217
"Goat", 
11: 21
Goats, kids versus adult
7: 64-65
"Gobbledygook", 
11: 86-87
Gold bullion, shape of
8: 32-33
Golf, origins of eighteen holes
2: 54
Golf, origins of term "fore"
2: 34
Golf, pain of mishits
4: 118-119
Golf balls, dimples on
3: 45-46
Golf balls, veering toward ocean while putting
6: 107-108
Golfers and sunglasses, 
9: 158-162
Gondolas, black color of
4: 86-87
"Good Friday", origins of term
8: 108-109
"Good Friday", origins of term
10: 265
Goofy, identify of
3: 64-65
Goofy, marital status of
7: 102
Goof,Y Jr., origins of
7: 102
Goosebumps, faces and
2: 8-9
Gorillas, chest pounding of
8: 53-55
Gowns, and caps, at graduations
6: 99-102
Grades in school, E
3: 198
Grades in school, E
4: 206-209
Grading of cigarettes, 
6: 112-113
Grading of eggs, meaning of
4: 136-137
Graduations, military academy
2: 20-21
"Grandfather" clock, origins of term
4: 178
Grape jellies, color of
7: 142-143
Grapefruit, sweetness of, canned versus fresh
1: 199
"Grape-nuts", 
11: 171
Grapes, raisins and
2: 218-219
Gravel and placement on flat roofs, 
6: 153-154
Graves, depth of
7: 14-15
Gravy skin loss, when heated
6: 58
"Gravy train", 
11: 62
Grease, color of
5: 182
Grecian Formula, process of
8: 110-111
Greek names of fraternities and sororities, 
10: 94-98
Green beans, "French" style
10: 125-126
Green color of glow-in-the-dark items, 
9: 139-141
Green lights, versus red lights, on boats and airplanes
4: 152-153
"Green with envy", 
11: 188
"Green" cards, color of
7: 61-63
"Greenhorn", 
11: 189
Greeting cards, shape of
6: 70-71
Gretzk,Y Wayne, hockey uniform of
2: 18
Gretzk,Y Wayne, hockey uniform of
10: 279
Grimace, identity of McDonald's
7: 173
Grocery coupons, cash value of
5: 7-9
Grocery sacks, names on
2: 166-167
Grocery stores and check approval, 
8: 245-246
Groom, carrying bride over threshold by
4: 159
Growling of stomach, causes of
4: 120-121
Guitar strings, dangling of
8: 11-13
Guitar strings, dangling of
10: 276
Gulls, sea, in parking lots
6: 198-199
Gulls, sea, parking lots and
10: 254-256
Gum, chewing, water consumption and hardening of
10: 236-237
Gum, chewing, wrappers of
8: 111-112
"Gunny sacks", 
11: 195
"Guy", 
11: 151-152
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"Habit [riding costume]", 
11: 123
"Hackles", 
11: 6-7
Hail, measurement of
5: 203
Hail, measurement of
6: 239-240
Hail, measurement of
7: 234-235
Hail, measurement of
8: 236-237
Hair, blue, and older women
2: 117-118
Hair, growth of, after death
4: 163-164
Hair, length of, in older women
7: 179
Hair, length of, in older women
8: 192-197
Hair, mole, color of
8: 167-169
Hair, parting, left versus right
1: 116
Hair color, darkening of, in babies
10: 209
Hair spray, unscented, smell of
2: 184
Hairbrushes, length of handles on
7: 38-39
Hairs in mouth, gagging on
7: 76-77
Hairy ears in older men, 
2: 239
Hairy ears in older men, 
3: 231-233
Hairy ears in older men, 
5: 227-228
Half dollars, vending machines and
3: 54-56
"Halfback, 
11: 138
Half-mast, flags at
10: 36-38
Half-moon versus quarter moon, 
7: 72-73
Half-numbers in street addresses, 
8: 253
Halibut, coloring of
3: 95-96
Halloween, Jack-o'-lanterns and
4: 180-181
Halogen light bulbs, touching of
5: 164
Ham, checkerboard pattern atop
7: 66-67
Ham, color of, when cooked
7: 15-16
Ham, Easter and consumption of
1: 151-152
"Ham [actor]", 
11: 170-171
Hamburger buns, bottoms of
2: 32-34
"Hamburger", origins of term
4: 125
"Hamfatter", 
11: 170-171
Hand dryers in bathrooms, 
8: 174-176
Hand dryers in bathrooms, 
10: 266-267
Hand positions in old photographs, 
7: 24-26
Handles versus knobs, on doors
7: 148-149
Handwriting, teaching of cursive versus printing
7: 34-37
"Hansom cab", 
11: 63
Happy endings, crying and
1: 79-80
Hard hats, backward positioning of, in ironworkers
4: 94
Hard hats, exterminators and
2: 51
Hard-boiled eggs, discoloration of
3: 34
Hat tricks, in hockey
2: 165-166
Hats, cowbo,Y dents on
7: 249-250
Hats, declining popularity
5: 202
Hats, declining popularity
6: 227-231
Hats, declining popularity
7: 233
Hats, declining popularity
7: 249
Hats, dents in cowboy
5: 6
Hats, dents in cowboy
6: 274
Hats, holes in sides of
5: 126
Hats, numbering system for sizes
4: 110
Haystacks, shape of
6: 47-48
Haystacks, shape of
8: 265-266
"Hazard [dice game]", 
11: 134
"Head [bathroom]", 
11: 48
"Head honcho", 
11: 39
Head injuries, "seeing stars" and
10: 156-158
Head lice, kids and
10: 225-227
Headaches and aspirin, 
7: 100-102
Headbands on books, 
7: 126-127
Headlamps, shutoff of automobile
7: 92-93
"Heart on his sleeve", 
11: 128
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
4: 199
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
5: 220-221
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
6: 260
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
7: 229-230
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
8: 234
Hearts, shape of, idealized versus real
9: 234
Heat and effect on sleep, 
6: 137-138
"Hector", 
11: 155
"Heebie jeebies", 
11: 40
Height, voice pitch and
2: 70
Height, and clearance signs on highways
8: 156-158
Height, of elderly
6: 250
Height, restrictions on fences
2: 28-30
Heinz ketchup labels, 
8: 150-151
Helicopters, noise of
8: 164-166
Helium and effect on voice, 
5: 108-109
Hellman's Mayonnaise, versus Best Foods
1: 211-214
"Hem and haw", 
11: 195-196
"Hep", 
11: 52-53
Hermit crabs, bathroom habits of
7: 74-75
Hernia exams and "Turn your head and cough", 
5: 114-115
"Heroin", 
11: 77
"High bias," versus "low bias", on audio tape
4: 153-154
"High jinks", 
11: 41
High-altitude tennis balls, 
8: 80
"Highball", 
11: 175-176
Highways, clumping of traffic
4: 165-167
Highways, clumping of traffic
7: 247
Highways, curves on
7: 121-122
Highways, interstate, numbering system
4: 66-67
Highways, traffic jams, clearing of
1: 25-26
Highways, weigh stations
4: 193-194
"Hillbilly", 
11: 148
Hills, versus mountains
3: 97-98
Hills, versus mountains
8: 252
"Hip", 
11: 52-53
"Hobnob", 
11: 40
"Hobson's choice", 
11: 155-156
Hockey, banging of sticks by goalies
7: 116-117
Hockey, hat trick
2: 165-166
Hockey, Montreal Canadiens uniforms
5: 165
Hockey, Montreal Canadiens uniforms
7: 242
Hockey, Wayne Gretzky's uniform
2: 18
Hockey, Wayne Gretzky's uniform
10: 279
"Hold a candle", 
11: 71
"Holding the bag", 
11: 75
Holes, in barrels of cheap pens
4: 111
Holes, in elevator doors
8: 170-171
Holes, in fly swatters
4: 31-32
Holes, in ice cream sandwiches
8: 128
Holes, in needles and syringes
10: 57-59
Holes, in pasta
4: 28
Holes, in saltines
8: 129
Holes, in thimbles
10: 63-64
Holes, in wing-tip shoes
8: 44
Holes, on bottom of soda bottles
6: 187-188
Holes, recycling of, in loose-leaf paper
7: 105-106
Holes, refilling of dirt
7: 48-49
"Holland", versus "Netherlands"
2: 65-66
Home plate, shape of, in baseball
5: 131
"Honcho", 
11: 39
Honey, spoilage of
4: 177-178
Honey roasted peanuts, banning of, on airlines
4: 13-14
Honking in geese during migration, 
7: 108
"Honky", 
11: 77
"Hoodwink", 
11: 121
"Hoosiers", 
11: 148-149
"Horsefeathers", 
11: 40
Horses, measurement of heights of
5: 60-61
Horses, posture in open fields
3: 104
Horses, posture in open fields
5: 241
Horses, shoes
3: 156
Horses, sleeping posture
2: 212
Horses, vomiting
6: 111-112
Horses, vomiting
7: 248
Hospital gowns, back ties on
5: 132-134
Hospitals and guidelines for medical conditions, 
4: 76-76
Hot dog buns, number of, in package
2: 232-235
Hot dog buns, slicing of
5: 161
Hot dogs, skins of
5: 54
Hot water, noise in pipes of
2: 199-200
Hotels, amenities, spread of
6: 118-121
Hotels, number of towels in rooms
4: 56-57
Hotels, plastic circles on walls of
3: 117
Hotels, toilet paper folding in bathrooms of
3: 4
"Hotsy totsy", 
11: 40
Houses, settling in
6: 32-34
"Hue and cry", 
11: 112
"Humble pie", 
11: 169
Humidit,Y relative, during rain
1: 225-226
Humming, power lines and
10: 259
Hurricane, trees and
3: 68-69
"Hurricanes" as University of Miami nickname, 
8: 171-172
"Hut", origins of football term
6: 40
"Hut", origins of football term
9: 294-295
Hydrants, fire, freezing water in
10: 11
Hypnotists, stage, techniques of
1: 180-191
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I
"I [capitlization of]", 
11: 55
"I could care less", 
11: 78
"I" before "e", in spelling
6: 219
"I" before "e", in spelling
7: 209
"I" before "e", in spelling
8: 240-245
Ice, fizziness of soda
9: 24-25
Ice, formation on top of lakes and ponds
5: 82-83
Ice, holes and dimples in
9: 147-148
Ice, in urinals
10: 232-234
Ice cream, black specks in
8: 132-133
Ice cream, cost of cones versus cups
1: 133-135
Ice cream, pistachio, color of
7: 12-13
Ice cream, thirstiness
5: 202
Ice cream, thirstiness
6: 236-237
Ice cream and soda, fizziness of
9: 27
Ice cream sandwiches, holes in
8: 128
Ice cubes, cloudy versus clear
3: 106-107
Ice cubes, cloudy versus clear
5: 242
Ice cubes, shape of, in home freezers
5: 103-104
Ice rinks, temperature of resurfacing water in
10: 196-198
Ice skating, awful music in
1: 102-105
Ice trays in freezers, location of
10: 92-93
Icy roads, use of sand and salt on
2: 12-13
Ignitions, automobile, and headlamp shutoff
7: 92-93
Ignitions, key release button on
5: 169
Imperial gallon, versus American gallon
6: 16-17
"In like Flynn", 
11: 157
"In the nick of time", 
11: 158
Index fingers and "Tsk-Tsk", stroking of
4: 198
Index fingers and "Tsk-Tsk", stroking of
5: 209-210
"Indian corn", 
11: 146
"Indian pudding", 
11: 146
"Indian summer", 
11: 146
Indianapolis 500, milk consumption by victors in
8: 130-131
"Inflammable", versus "flammable"
2: 207-208
Ink, color of, in ditto masters
6: 133-134
Ink, newspaper, and recycling
7: 139-140
Insects, attraction to ultraviolet
8: 158-159
Insects, aversion to yellow
8: 158-159
Insects, flight patterns of
7: 163-164
Insects, in flour and fruit
4: 89-90
Insects [see specific types], 
Insufficient postage, USPS procedures for
4: 149-151
Interstate highways, numbering system of
4: 66-67
Introductions in books, versus forewords and prefaces
1: 72-73
Irish names, "O'" in
8: 135-136
Irons, permanent press settings on
3: 186-187
Ironworkers, backwards hard hat wearing of
4: 94
Irregular sheets, proliferation of
1: 145-147
IRS and due date of taxes, 
5: 26-29
IRS tax forms, disposal of
8: 143-144
IRS tax forms, numbering scheme of
4: 9-10
"Italian" bread, versus "French"
7: 165-166
"Italian" bread, versus "French"
8: 261-262
Itching, reasons for
1: 172-173
Ivory soap, purity of
2: 46-47
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J
"J" Street, Washington D.C. and
2: 71
"Jack [playing card]", 
11: 135
Jack Daniel's and "Old No. 7", 
8: 144-145
"Jack", "John" versus
2: 43
Jack-o'-lanterns, Halloween and
4: 180-181
Jams, contents of
6: 140-141
Japanese, baseball uniforms
10: 207-208
Japanese, boxes, yellow color of
7: 130-131
Japanese, flags, red beams and
10: 151-155
Jars, food, refrigeration of opened
6: 171-172
"Jaywalking", 
11: 22-23
Jeans, Levis, colored tabs on
6: 59-61
Jeans, origin of "501" name
6: 61
Jeans, sand in pockets of new
7: 152
"Jeans [pants]", 
11: 124
Jeans, blue, orange thread and
9: 74
"Jeep", 
11: 61
Jellies, contents of
6: 140-141
Jellies, grape, color of
7: 142-143
Jello-O, fruit in
3: 149-150
Jeopardy, difficulty of daily doubles in
1: 33-35
"Jerkers", 
11: 176
Jet lag, birds and
3: 33-34
"Jetsam", versus "flotsam"
2: 60-61
"Jig is up", 
11: 7
Jigsaw puzzles, fitting pieces of
9: 3-4
Jimmies, origins of
10: 165-168
"Jink", 
11: 41
"John", versus "Jack"
2: 43
Johnson, Andrew, and 1864 election
8: 85-87
"Joshing", 
11: 158-159
Judges and black robes, 
6: 190-192
Judo belts, colors of
9: 119-123
"Juggernaut", 
11: 63-64
Juicy Fruit gum, flavors in
1: 71
Juicy Fruit gum, flavors in
3: 242
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K
"K rations", 
11: 54-55
"K" as strikeout in baseball scoring, 
5: 52-53
Kangaroos, pouch cleaning of
4: 144-145
Karate belts, colors of
9: 119-123
"Keeping up with the Joneses", 
11: 159-160
Ken, hair of, versus Barbie's
7: 4-5
Ken, hair of, versus Barbie's
8: 259-260
Ketchup, Heinz, labels of
8: 150-151
Ketchup bottles, narrow necks of
2: 44-45
Ketchup bottles, neck bands on
5: 242
Ketchup bottles, restaurants mating of
3: 200
"Ketchup", 
11: 177
"Kettle of fish", 
11: 178
Keys, automobile, door and ignition
3: 141-142
Keys, piano, number of
10: 7-9
Keys, teeth direction
8: 59-60
Keys, to cities
3: 99
"Kidnapping", 
11: 113-114
Kids versus adult goats, 
7: 64-65
Kilts, Scotsmen and
7: 109-110
Kissing, eye closure during
7: 179
Kissing, eye closure during
8: 186-191
Kissing, leg kicking by females
6: 218
Kissing, leg kicking by females
7: 196-197
Kissing, leg kicking by females
9: 278
Kissing, leg kicking by females
9: 299-300
"Kit cat club", 
11: 38-39
"Kit", "caboodle" and
2: 15-17
"Kittycorner", 
11: 197
Kiwifruit in gelatin, 
3: 149-150
Kneading and bread, 
3: 144-145
Knee-jerk reflex in humans, 
8: 255-256
Knives, dinner, rounded edges of
1: 231-232
Knives, serrated, lack of, in place settings
4: 109-110
Knobs versus handles, on doors
7: 148-149
"Knock on wood", 
11: 9-10
"Knuckle under", 
11: 9-10
Knuckles, wrinkles on
5: 182-183
Kodak, origins of name
5: 169-170
Kodak, origins of name
9: 290
Kool-Aid and metal containers, 
8: 51
Kraft American cheese, milk in
1: 247-249
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"L.S.", meaning of, in contracts
1: 165
Label warnings, mattress
2: 1-2
Labels on underwear, location of
4: 4-5
Labels, food, lack of manufacturer street addresses on
4: 85
"Ladybug", 
11: 23
Ladybugs, spots on
7: 39-40
Lakes, effect of moon on
5: 138-139
Lakes, fish returning to dried
3: 15-16
Lakes, fish returning to dried
10: 256
Lakes, ice formations on
5: 82-83
Lakes, versus ponds, differences between
5: 29-30
Lakes, versus ponds, differences between
7: 241
Lakes, versus ponds, water level of
9: 85-86
Lakes, wind variations
4: 156-157
"Lame duck", 
11: 24-25
Lane reflectors, fastening of
5: 98-99
Large-type books, size of
5: 135
Laryngitis, dogs, barking, and
2: 53-54
Lasagna, crimped edges of
5: 61
"Last ditch", 
11: 10
"Last straw", 
11: 8-9
Laughing hyenas, laughter in
8: 1-2
Lawn ornaments, plastic deer as
8: 185
Lawns, reasons for
2: 47-50
"Lawyer", 
11: 103-104
"Lb. [pound]", 
11: 56
Leader, film
2: 9
"Leap year", 
11: 193
Leather, high cost of
8: 21-23
Ledges in buildings, purpose of
8: 18-20
Left hands, placement of wristwatches on
4: 134-135
Left hands, placement of wristwatches on
6: 271
"Left wing", 
11: 116
Left-handed string players, in orchestras
9: 108-109
Left-handed string players, in orchestras
10: 276-277
Leg kicking by women while kissing, 
6: 218
Leg kicking by women while kissing, 
7: 196-197
Leg kicking by women while kissing, 
9: 278
Leg kicking by women while kissing, 
9: 299-300
Legal-size paper, origins of
3: 197
"Legitimate" theater, origins of term
10: 5-7
"Let the cat out of the bag", 
11: 25
Letters, business, format of
7: 180
Letters, business, format of
8: 201-204
Letters, compensation for, between countries
4: 5-6
Letters in alphabet soup, distribution of
3: 118-119
Levi jeans, colored tabs
6: 59-61
Levi jeans, origin of "501" name
6: 61
Liberal arts, origins of
5: 70-73
Lice, head, kids and
10: 225-227
License plates and prisoners, 
8: 137-139
License plates and prisoners, 
10: 268-269
License plates on trucks, absence of
3: 98
License plates on trucks, absence of
10: 270-271
"Licking his chops", 
11: 47
Licorice, ridges on
9: 188-189
Life Savers, wintergreen, sparkling of, when bitten
1: 157-158
Light bulbs, air in
6: 199-200
Light bulbs, fluorescent, stroking of
3: 131
Light bulbs, halogen
5: 164
Light bulbs, high cost of 25-watt variety
5: 91
Light bulbs, in traffic signals
3: 31-32
Light bulbs, loosening of
3: 93-94
Light bulbs, noise when shaking
5: 167
Light bulbs, plinking by fluorescent
5: 47
Light bulbs, three-wa,Y burnout
2: 104
Light bulbs, three-wa,Y functioning of
2: 105
Light bulbs, wattage sizes of
1: 255-256
Light switches, height and location of
4: 183-184
Lighters, disposable, fluid chambers of
6: 92-93
Lightning, heat
2: 185
Lights in freezers, 
10: 82-85
"Limelight", 
11: 33
Lincoln, Abraham, and Andrew Johnson
8: 85-87
Linens, unpleasant smell in
8: 57-58
Lions, animal trainers and
7: 9-11
Lips, black, on dogs
3: 38-39
Lips, upper, grooves on
6: 42-43
Liquids as treatment for colds, 
4: 131-132
Liquor, proof and
2: 177
Liquor distilleries during Prohibition, 
9: 54-56
Lizards, eyes during sleep
7: 141
Lizards, sunburn and
9: 7
"Lobster Newburg", 
11: 160
Lobsters, ambidexterity of
6: 3-4
Lobsters, color of, when boiled
9: 110
Lobsters, leftover, in restaurants
2: 9-10
"Loggerheads", 
11: 104-105
"Lollipop", 
11: 180
Lone Ranger, origins of
10: 1-3
"Long in the tooth", 
11: 48
"Loo", 
11: 56-57
Looking up while thinking, 
1: 55-58
Loons, lunatics and
10: 112-115
Loose-leaf paper, recycling of holes in
7: 105-106
Lotion, after shave, and stinging
6: 161-162
"Love Jones", 
11: 161
"Lucre", 
11: 117
Lumber, measurement of two by fours and
2: 87-88
Lunatics, loons and
10: 112-115
Lunula, fingernails and
2: 218
Lunula, fingernails and
3: 241
"Lynching", 
11: 118
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M&M's, blue
9: 286
M&M's, colors of
2: 228-229
M&M's, imprinting of
2: 227-228
M&M's, imprinting of
8: 263
M&M's, meaning of name
2: 228
M&M's, peanuts in plain
5: 5-6
M&M's, peanuts in plain
6: 265-266
M&M's, seams, lack of
2: 228
Macadamia nuts and shells, 
5: 82
Macadamia nuts and shells, 
8: 262
Macaroni, elbow, shape of
4: 28
Magazines, address orientation
5: 5
Magazines, Boulder, Colorado and subscriptions
4: 33-34
Magazines, jumps in
5: 116-117
Magazines, labels, pink stripe on
8: 96-97
Magazines, omission of page numbers on
4: 14-15
Magazines, subscription insert cards in
5: 157-158
Mail, CAR-RT SORT on envelopes
5: 78-79
Mail, compensation for, between countries
4: 5-6
Mail, first class versus priority
3: 166-167
Mail, translation of foreign
3: 133
Mail, undeliverable, fate of
5: 13-14
Mail chutes, unclogging of, in skyscrapers
1: 42-43
Mailboxes and postmaster general approval, 
6: 105-107
Mail-in refunds, versus coupons
5: 187-188
Mail-order ads, delivery time promises of
3: 70-73
"Make no bones about it", 
11: 49
Mall, shopping, entrances, doors at
6: 180-181
Mandarin oranges, peeling of
8: 106-107
Manhole covers, round shape of
3: 191
Marching, stepping off on left foot when
5: 172-173
Marching, stepping off on left foot when
9: 293-294
Marching bands, formations of
8: 107-108
Margarine, versus butter, in restaurants
1: 32-33
Margarine sticks, length of
5: 42
Marmalades, contents of
6: 140-141
Marshals' badges, shape of
5: 73-74
Marshmallows, invention of
8: 99-100
Martial arts, sniffing and
10: 256-258
Martinizing, One Hour
3: 28-29
Mascara, mouth opening during application of
1: 257-260
Matchbooks, location of staples on
6: 173-174
Matches, color of paper
6: 174-175
Math, school requirement of
8: 184
Math, school requirement of
9: 254-261
Mattress tags, warning labels on
2: 1-2
Mattresses, floral graphics on
9: 1-2
Maximum occupancy in public rooms, 
10: 158-160
Mayonnaise, Best Foods versus Hellmann's
1: 211-214
Mayors, keys to cities and
3: 99
McDonald's, Grimace, identity of
7: 173
McDonald's, "over 95 billion served" signs
7: 171
McDonald's, sandwich wrapping techniques
7: 172
McDonald's, straw size
7: 171-172
Measurements, acre
2: 89
Measurements, meter
2: 200-202
Measuring spoons, inaccuracy of
1: 106-107
Meat, children's doneness preferences
5: 230-231
Meat, children's doneness preferences
6: 252-253
Meat, children's doneness preferences
9: 273-274
Meat, national branding
1: 227-231
Meat, national branding
9: 287
Meat, red color of
8: 160-161
Meat loaf, taste in institutions
5: 203
Meat loaf, taste in institutions
6: 243
Meat loaf, taste in institutions
7: 235-236
Medals, location of on military uniforms
2: 223-224
Medical conditions, in hospitals, guidelines for
4: 75-76
Medicine bottles, cotton in
3: 89-90
Memorial Day, Civil War and
3: 168-169
Men, dancing ability of
6: 218
Men, dancing ability of
7: 199-202
Men, dancing ability of
8: 239-240
Men, feelings of coldness
6: 218
Men, feelings of coldness
7: 198-199
Men, remote controls and
6: 217
Men, remote controls and
7: 193-196
Menstruation, synchronization of, in women
4: 100-102
Menthol, coolness of
5: 192
Meter, origins of
2: 200-202
Miami, University of, football helmets
8: 171-172
Miami, University of, "Hurricanes" nickname
8: 171-172
Mickey Mouse, four fingers of
3: 32
Mickey Mouse, four fingers of
6: 271
Microphones, press conferences and
2: 11-12
Migration of birds, 
9: 91-94
Mile, length of, origins of
1: 241-242
Military salutes, origins of
3: 147-149
Milk, as sleep-inducer
7: 17
Milk, fat content in lowfat
7: 60-61
Milk, in refrigerators, coldness of
5: 4-5
Milk, Indianapolis 500
8: 130-131
Milk, national brands
1: 227-231
Milk, national brands
9: 287
Milk, plastic milk containers
7: 61
Milk, plastic milk containers
10: 262-263
Milk, single serving cartons of
7: 137-138
Milk, skim versus nonfat
7: 59
Milk, skin on, when heated
6: 58
Milk cartons, design of
5: 112
Milk cartons, design of
9: 289-290
Milk cartons, difficulty in opening and closing of
1: 243-246
Milk cartons, difficulty in opening and closing of
5: 243
Milk cases, warnings on
5: 43-44
Milk Duds, shape of
8: 81-82
Millimeters, as measurement unit for film
1: 44
"Mind your P's and Q's", 
11: 88-89
Mint flavoring on toothpicks, 
4: 153
Mint, U.S., and shipment of coin sets
5: 32
Minting of new coins, timing of
3: 128
Mirrors in bars, 
10: 14-17
Mirrors, rear-view, 
4: 185-186
Mistletoe, kissing under, origins of
4: 106-107
Mobile homes, tires atop, in trailer parks
6: 163-164
Mole hair, color of
8: 167-169
Mone,Y U.S., color of
3: 83-84
Mone,Y U.S., stars on
3: 180-182
Monitors, computer, shape of
6: 129-131
Monkeys, hair picking of
3: 26-27
Monopoly, playing tokens in
10: 21-23
Montreal Canadiens, uniforms of
5: 165
Montreal Canadiens, uniforms of
7: 242
Moon, apparent size of, at horizon
2: 202-204
Moon, effect on lakes and ponds
5: 138-139
Moon, official name
5: 19-20
Moon, quarter-, vs. half-
7: 72-73
Moons on outhouse doors, 
4: 126
Mosquitoes, biting and itching
5: 3-4
Mosquitoes, biting preferences
8: 177-179
Mosquitoes, biting preferences
10: 278
Mosquitoes, daytime habits of
5: 77-78
Mosquitoes, male versus female eating habits
5: 190
Moths, reaction to light of
6: 21-23
Mottoes on sundials, 
6: 54-56
Mountains, falling hot air at
9: 149-151
Mountains, versus hills
3: 97-98
Mountains, versus hills
8: 252
Movie actors and speed of speech, 
5: 203
Movie actors and speed of speech, 
6: 241-243
Movie theaters, bells in
1: 88-89
Movie theaters, in-house popcorn popping
1: 45-50
Movies, Roman numerals in copyright dates in
1: 214-216
"Mrs.", 
11: 57
MSG, Chinese restaurants and
2: 168-171
"Mugwump", 
11: 119
Muppets, left-handedness of
7: 111-113
Murder scenes, chalk outlines at
3: 11-12
Musketeers, Three, lack of muskets of
7: 29-30
Mustaches, policemen and
6: 219
Mustaches, policemen and
7: 218-220
Mustaches, policemen and
8: 246-247
Mustaches, policemen and
9: 278
"Muumuu", 
11: 125
"Mystery 7", in $25,000 Pyramid
1: 192
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N
Nabisco Saltine packages, red tear strip on
1: 147-149
Nabisco Shredded Wheat box, Niagara Falls on
5: 100-101
Nail polish and fingernail yellowing, 
7: 129-130
"Namby pamby", 
11: 79
National Geographics, saving issues of
3: 199
National Geographics, saving issues of
5: 229-230
National Geographics, saving issues of
7: 224
Navy and Army, Captain rank in
3: 48-50
Necklaces and clasp migration, 
7: 180
Necklaces and clasp migration, 
8: 197-201
Necklaces and clasp migration, 
9: 279-281
Neckties, direction of stripes on
6: 86-87
Neckties, origins of
4: 127
Neckties, origins of
8: 264-265
Neckties, taper of
6: 84-85
Nectarines, canned, lack of
9: 287-288
Nectarines, canned, lack of
4: 59-60
Needles, holes in, of syringes
10: 57-59
Neptune's moon, Triton, orbit pattern of
4: 117-118
Nerdiness and eyeglasses, 
7: 180
"Netherlands", versus "Holland"
2: 65-66
New York City and steam in streets, 
5: 16-17
"New York" steaks, origins of
7: 155-156
"New York" steaks, origins of
8: 252
New Zealand, versus "Old Zealand"
4: 21-22
Newspapers, ink and recycling of
7: 139-140
Newspapers, ink smudges on
2: 209-212
Newspapers, jumps in
5: 116-117
Newspapers, tearing of
2: 64
Newspapers, window cleaning and
10: 33-36
Newspapers, yellowing of
8: 51-52
Niagara Falls on Nabisco Shredded Wheat box, 
5: 100-101
"Nick of time", 
11: 158
Nickels, smooth edges of
1: 40-41
"Nickname", 
11: 163
Nightclubs, lateness of bands in
8: 184
Nightclubs, lateness of bands in
9: 248-254
"Nine-day wonder", 
11: 98
Nine-volt batteries, shape of
6: 104
Nine-volt batteries, shape of
7: 242-243
Nipples, purpose of, in men
4: 126
Nipples, purpose of, in men
6: 275
"No bones about it", 
11: 49
"No Outlet" signs, versus "Dead End" signs
4: 93
Noise, traffic, U.S. versus foreign countries
4: 198
North Carolina, University of, and Tar Heels
8: 76-77
North Pole, directions at
10: 243
North Pole, telling time at
10: 241-243
Nose rings and bulls, 
10: 147-148
Noses, clogged nostrils and
3: 20-21
Noses, runn,Y in cold weather
10: 146-147
Noses, runn,Y kids versus adults
9: 89-90
Noses, wet, in dogs
4: 70-73
Nostrils, clogged
3: 20-21
Notches on bottom of shampoo bottles, 
10: 29-30
Notre Dame fighting Irish, 
10: 115-117
NPR radio stations, low frequency numbers of
10: 181-183
Numbers, Arabic, origins of
3: 16-17
Nutrition labels, statement of fats on
6: 142-143
Nuts, Brazil, in assortments
7: 145-147
Nuts, Macadamia shells
8: 262
Nuts, peanuts in plain M&M's
7: 239
Nuts, peanuts, and growth in pairs
7: 34
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O
"O'" in Irish names, 
8: 135-136
Oakland A's, elephant on uniforms of
6: 14-15
Oboes, use of as pitch providers, in orchestras
4: 26-27
Occupancy, maximum, in public rooms
10: 158-160
Oceans, boundaries between
10: 74-76
Oceans, color of
2: 213
Oceans, salt in
5: 149-150
Oceans, versus seas
5: 30-32
Octopus throwing, Detroit Red Wings and
9: 183-186
"Off the schneider", 
11: 136
Oh Henry, origins of name
8: 83-84
Oil, automotive, after oil change
5: 184-185
Oil, automotive, after oil change
7: 240-241
Oil, automotive, grades of
3: 182-183
"Okay", thumbs-up gesture as
1: 209-210
Oktoberfest, September celebration of
9: 156-157
Old men, hairy ears and
2: 239
Old men, hairy ears and
3: 231-233
Old men, hairy ears and
5: 227-228
Old men, pants height and
2: 171-172
Old men, pants height and
6: 274
"Old No. 7" and Jack Daniel's, 
8: 144-145
"Old Zealand", versus New Zealand
4: 21-22
Olive Oil, virgin
3: 174-175
Olives, green and black, containers of
1: 123-127
"On pointe" and ballet, 
8: 69-72
"On tenterhooks", 
11: 10-11
"On the Q.T.", 
11: 59
"Once in a blue moon", 
11: 12
"One fell swoop", 
11: 197
One Hour Martinizing, 
3: 28-29
One-hour photo processing, length of black-and-white film and
4: 39
Onions and crying, 
9: 169-170
Orange coffee pots, in restaurants
6: 67-69
Orange juice, price of fresh versus frozen
5: 155-156
Orange juice, taste of, with toothpaste
10: 244-246
Orange thread in blue jeans, 
9: 74
Oranges, extra wedges of
4: 175-176
Oranges, mandarin, peeling of
8: 106-107
"Oreo", origins of name
2: 173-174
Outhouse doors, moons on
4: 126
Ovens, thermometers in
10: 85-87
Overflow mechanism, kitchen sinks and
2: 214-215
Oxygen in tropical fish tanks, 
7: 84-85
Oxygen masks, inflation of airline
5: 196-198
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P
"P.U.", origins of term
10: 26-27
"Pacific Ocean", 
11: 149
Page numbers on magazines, 
4: 14-15
Pagination in books, 
1: 141-144
Pain, effect of warmth upon
3: 134-135
Paint, homes and white
2: 100-102
Paint, red, on coins
7: 117
Painters and white uniforms, 
6: 17-19
Palms, sunburn on
8: 63-64
Pandas, double names of
8: 172-173
Pants, height of old men's
2: 171-172
Pants, height of old men's
6: 274
"Pantywaist", 
11: 81
"Pap test", 
11: 49
Paper, legal size, origins of
3: 197
Paper, recycling of holes in loose-leaf
7: 105-106
Paper cups, shape of
9: 289
Paper cuts, pain and
2: 103-104
Paper mills, smell of
5: 96-98
Paper sacks, jagged edges on
6: 117-118
Paper sacks, names on
2: 166-167
Paper towel dispensers, "emergency feed" on
8: 149-150
Paperback books, staining of
2: 93-94
Papers, yellowing of, 
8: 51-52
"Par [golf course]", 
11: 139-140
"Par Avion" on air mail postage, 
8: 39
"Pardon my French", 
11: 150
Parking lots, sea gulls at
10: 254-256
Parking meters, yellow "violation" flags and
4: 42-43
"Parkway", 
11: 65
Parkways, parking on, versus driveways
4: 123
Parrots and head bobbing, 
8: 23-24
Parting of hair, left versus right
1: 116
Partly cloudy, versus partly sunny
1: 21-22
Partly sunny, versus partly cloudy
1: 21-22
"Pass the buck", 
11: 107
Pasta, boxes, numbers on
4: 107
Pasta, foaming when boiling
7: 78
Pasta, holes in
4: 28
Pay phones, collection of money from
1: 107-108
Pay toilets, disappearance of
2: 25-26
PBX systems, 
3: 75-76
"Pea jacket", 
11: 124
Peaches, canned, and pear juice
8: 46-47
Peaches, fuzziness of
4: 58-59
Peanut butter, stickiness of
10: 204-207
Peanuts, allergies to
7: 239
Peanuts, growth in pairs
7: 34
Peanuts, honey roasted, and airlines
4: 13-14
Peanuts, origins of comics name
10: 191-193
Pear juice in canned peaches, 
8: 46-47
Pears and apples, discoloration of
4: 171
Pebbles, spitting by fish of
9: 174-175
"Peeping Tom", 
11: 162
Pencils, architectural and art, grades of
7: 173
Pencils, carpenter's, shape of
7: 27
Pencils, carpenter's, shape of
9: 290-291
Pencils, color
3: 108
Pencils, numbering
3: 109
Penguins, frostbite on feet
1: 217-218
Penguins, knees
5: 160
Penicillin and diet, 
8: 95-96
Penmanship of doctors, bad
5: 201
Penmanship of doctors, bad
6: 221-225
Penmanship of doctors, bad
7: 232-233
Penmanship of doctors, bad
8: 235
Pennies, lettering on
7: 5
Pennies, smooth edges of
1: 40-41
Pennies, vending machines and
3: 54-56
Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, registration, baked goods
2: 121-122
Penny loafers, origins of
8: 43-44
Pens, disappearance of
4: 199
Pens, disappearance of
5: 222-223
Pens, disappearance of
6: 260-261
Pens, disappearance of
7: 230-231
Pens, disappearance of
8: 234
Pens, holes in barrel of cheap
4: 111
Pens, ink leakages in
4: 112-113
Pepper, and salt, as condiments
5: 201
Pepper, and salt, as condiments
6: 225-226
Pepper, and salt, as condiments
8: 235-236
Pepper, and sneezing
8: 61
Pepper, white, source of
2: 135-136
Pepsi-Cola, trademark location of
5: 115-116
Perfume, color of
9: 19
Perfume, wrists and
6: 90
Periods in telegrams, 
3: 77-78
Permanent press settings on irons, 
3: 186-187
Permanents, pregnancy and
3: 170-171
Perpetual care, cemeteries and
2: 221-222
"Peter out", 
11: 163-164
Phantom limb sensations, amputees and
1: 73-75
Pharmacists and raised platforms, 
8: 5-7
Philips screwdriver, origins of
2: 206-207
Philtrums, purpose of
6: 43
Philtrums, purpose of
8: 266-267
Photo processing, one-hour, length of black-and-white film and
4: 39
Photographs, poses in
6: 218
Photographs, red eyes in
4: 68-69
Photographs, stars in space and
10: 213-215
Photography, color of cameras
7: 246
Photography, hand position of men in old
7: 24-26
Photography, hands on chins in
7: 203-207
Photography, Polaroid prints, flapping of
7: 175-176
Photography, smiling in old photographs
7: 19-23
Physical exams, back tapping during
3: 145-146
"Pi" as geometrical term, 
5: 80-81
Piano keys, number of
10: 7-9
"Pig in a poke", 
11: 25
Pigeons, bab,Y elusiveness of
1: 254
Pigeons, bab,Y elusiveness of
10: 253-254
Pigeons, loss of toes
7: 166
Pigeons, whistling sound in flight
7: 58
Pigs, curly tails of
4: 199
Pigs, curly tails of
5: 218-219
Pigs, curly tails of
7: 228-229
Pigs, pink hair color of
8: 98
Pigs, roasted, and apples in mouths of
7: 159
Pigs, roasted, and apples in mouths of
10: 274-275
Pilgrims, buckled hats of
10: 47-51
Pillow tags, label warnings of
2: 1-2
Pilots, and dimming of interior lights
8: 24-25
Pilots, female, dearth of, on airlines
1: 131-133
"Pin money", 
11: 115
Pine nuts, shelling of
2: 94
Pine trees, construction+C2631 sites and
2: 147-148
Pineapple in gelatin, 
3: 149-150
Pinholes, on bottle caps
2: 223
Pink as color for baby girls, 
1: 29
"Pink lady", 
11: 190-191
Pink stripes on magazine labels, 
8: 96-97
"Pinkie", 
11: 190-191
Pins in men's dress shirts, 
4: 29-30
"Pipe down", 
11: 13
Pipes, kitchen, shape of
4: 82-83
Pirates, earrings on
9: 43-45
Pirates, earrings on
10: 272-273
Pirates, walking the plank
9: 37-42
Pirates, walking the plank
10: 273-274
Pistachio ice cream, color of
7: 12-13
Pistachios, red color of
1: 26-28
Pita bread, pockets in
6: 98
Pitcher's mounds, location of
5: 181
Pitcher's mounds, rebuilding of
9: 195-198
Pittsburgh Steelers, emblems on helmets of
7: 67-68
Planets, twinkling of, at night
4: 50-51
Plastic bottles, beer and
7: 161-162
Plastic cups, shape of
9: 289
Plastic deer ornaments on lawns, 
9: 262-264
Plastics, recyclable, numbers on
6: 155-156
Plates, repositioning of
8: 184
Plates, repositioning of
9: 238-242
Plates, round shape of dinner
8: 162-164
Plots, farm, circular shape of
7: 118-119
Plug prongs, holes at end of
5: 94-95
Plug prongs, three prongs versus two prongs
5: 191
Plum pudding, plums in
5: 49
Plumbing, kitchen, shape of
4: 82-83
Plumbing, sound of running water
3: 239-240
Pockets in pita bread, 
6: 98
Poison ivy, grazing animals and
3: 86-87
Polaroid prints, flapping of
7: 175-176
Poles, directions at
10: 243
Poles, telling time at North and South
10: 241-243
Pole-vaulting, preparation for different heights
9: 97-101
Pole-vaulting, women and
9: 102-107
Police, and crowd estimates
1: 250-253
Police, flashlight grips
10: 30-32
Police, radar and speed measurement
8: 88-91
Police car beacons, colors on
7: 135-137
Police dogs, urination and defecation of
3: 67-68
Policemen and mustaches, 
6: 219
Policemen and mustaches, 
7: 218-220
Policemen and mustaches, 
8: 246-247
Policemen and mustaches, 
9: 278
Ponds, effect of moons on
5: 138-139
Ponds, fish returning to dried
3: 15-16
Ponds, fish returning to dried
10: 256
Ponds, ice formations on
5: 82-83
Ponds, versus lakes
5: 29-30
Ponds, versus lakes
7: 241
Ponds, versus lakes, level of
9: 85-86
Poodles, wild
6: 207-209
Pool balls, dots on
10: 237-240
"Pop goes the weasel", 
11: 14
Popcorn, "gourmet" versus regular
1: 176
Popcorn, versus other corns
3: 142-143
Popcorn, popping in-house, in movie theaters
1: 45-50
Popes, name change of
10: 17-18
Popes, white skullcap of
10: 80-81
Popes, white vestments of
10: 79-80
Popping noise of wood, in fires
4: 10
Pork and beans, pork in
2: 19
"Port", 
11: 65-66
"Porthole", 
11: 65-66
Post office, translation of foreign mail and
3: 133
Postage and ripped stamps, 
8: 62
Postage Stamps, leftover perforations of
4: 179
Postage stamps, taste of
2: 182
Postal Service, U.S., undeliverable mail and
5: 13-14
Pot pies, vent holes in
6: 28
Potato chips, bags, impossibility of opening and closing
9: 117-118
Potato chips, curvy shape
9: 115-116
Potato chips, green tinges on
5: 136-137
Potato chips, green tinges on
6: 275
Potato chips, price of, versus tortilla chips
5: 137-138
Potato skins, restaurants and
3: 12-13
Potatoes, baked, and steak houses
6: 127-129
Potholes, causes of
2: 27
"Potter's field", 
11: 198
Power lines, humming of
9: 165-168
Power lines, humming of
10: 259
power lines, orange balls on
4: 18-19
Prefaces in books, versus introductions and forewords
1: 72-73
Pregnancy, permanents and
3: 170-171
Pregnant women, food cravings of
10: 183-185
Preserves, contents of
6: 140-141
Press conferences, microphones in
2: 11-12
"Pretty kettle of fish", 
11: 178
"Pretty picnic", 
11: 178
Pretzels, shape of
6: 91-92
Priests, black vestments and
10: 77-79
Priority mail, first class versus
3: 166-167
Prisoners and license plate manufacturing, 
8: 137-139
Prohibition, liquor production of distilleries during
9: 54-56
Pronunciation, dictionaries and
10: 169-179
"P's and Q's", 
11: 88-89
Pubic hair, curliness of
5: 177-178
Pubic hair, purpose of
2: 146
Pubic hair, purpose of
3: 242-243
Pubic hair, purpose of
6: 275-276
Public buildings, temperatures in
8: 184
Public radio, low frequency numbers of
10: 181-183
Pudding, film on
6: 57
Punts, measurement of, in football
3: 124-125
Purple, Christmas tree lights
6: 185-186
Purple, Christmas tree lights
9: 293
Purple, Christmas tree lights
10: 280
Purple, paganism
9: 292-93
Purple, royalty and
6: 45-46
"Put up your dukes", 
11: 137
Putting, veering of ball toward ocean when
6: 107-108
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Q
"Q.T.", 
11: 59
"Qantas", spelling of
8: 134-135
Q-Tips, origins of name
6: 210-211
"Quack [doctor]", 
11: 45
"Quarterback", 
11: 138
Quarterbacks and exclamation, "hut", 
6: 210
Quarter-moons versus half moons, 
7: 72-73
Quarts and gallons, American versus British
4: 114-115
Queen-size sheets, size of
3: 87-88
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R
Rabbit tests, death of rabbits in
7: 69-71
Rabbits and nose wiggling, 
5: 173-174
Racewalking, judging of
9: 20-23
Racquetballs, color of
4: 8-9
Radar and police speed detection, 
8: 88-91
Radiators and placement below windows, 
9: 128-130
Radio, beeps before network news
1: 166-167
Radio, FM, odd frequency numbers
10: 59-60
Radio, lack of song identification
7: 51-57
Radio, public, low frequency numbers
10: 181-183
Radio Shack and lack of cash registers, 
5: 165-166
Radios, battery drainage
10: 259-260
Radios, lingering sound of recently unplugged
4: 47
Railroad crossings and "EXEMPT" signs, 
5: 118-119
Railroads, width of standard gauges of
3: 157-159
Rain, butterflies and
4: 63-64
Rain, fish biting in
10: 131-138
Rain, measurement container for
4: 161-163
Rain, smell of impending
6: 170-171
Rain, smell of impending
7: 241
Raincoats, dry-cleaning of
2: 216-217
"Raining cats and dogs", 
11: 26
"Raise hackles", 
11: 6-7
Raisins, cereal boxes and
2: 123
Raisins, seeded grapes and
2: 218-219
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
2: 77-81
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
3: 243-245
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
4: 231
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
5: 247-248
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
6: 268
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
7: 250
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
8: 253
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
9: 298-299
Ranchers' boots on fence posts, 
10: 251-253
Razor blades, hotel slots for
2: 113
Razors, men's versus women's
6: 122-123
"Read the riot act", 
11: 89
"Real McCoys", 
11: 164-165
Rear admiral, origins of term
5: 25
Rear-view mirrors, day/night switch on automobile
4: 185-186
Receipts, cash register, color of
4: 143
Records, vinyl, speeds of
1: 58-61
Recreational vehicles and wheel covers, 
7: 153
Recyclable plastics, numbers on
6: 155-156
Recycling of newspaper ink, 
7: 139-140
Red, color of beef
8: 160-161
Red, eyes in photographs
4: 68-69
Red, paint on coins
7: 117
"Red cent", 
11: 191
"Red herring", 
11: 185-186
Red lights, versus green lights, on boats and airplanes
4: 152-153
"Red tape", 
11: 187
Red Wings, Detroit, octopus throwing and
9: 183-186
"Red-letter day", 
11: 186-187
Redshirting in college football, 
7: 46-48
Refrigeration of opened food jars, 
6: 171-172
Refrigerators, location of freezers in
2: 230-231
Refrigerators, smell of new
8: 91-92
Refrigerators, thermometers in
10: 85-87
Relative humidity, during rain
1: 225-226
Remote controls, men versus women and
6: 217
Remote controls, men versus women and
7: 193-196
Repair shops, backlogs and
4: 45-47
Restaurants, coffee, versus home-brewed
7: 181
Restaurants, vertical rulers near entrances of
7: 95-96
Restrooms, group visits by females to
6: 217
Restrooms, group visits by females to
7: 183-192
Restrooms, group visits by females to
8: 237-238
Restrooms, group visits by females to
9: 277-278
Revolving doors, appearance of, in big cities
4: 171-173
Reynolds Wrap, texture of two sides of
2: 102
Rhode Island, origins of name
5: 21-22
Ribbons, blue
3: 57-58
Rice cakes, structural integrity of
10: 9-11
Rice Krispies, noises of
3: 165
Rice Krispies, noises of
5: 244-245
Rice Krispies, profession of Snap!
8: 2-4
"Right wing", 
11: 116
"Rigmarole", 
11: 81-82
Rings, nose, bulls and
10: 147-148
Rinks, ice, temperature of resurfacing water in
10: 196-198
"Riot Act [1716]", 
11: 89
Roaches, automobiles and
7: 3-4
Roaches, automobiles and
8: 256-257
Roaches, automobiles and
9: 298
Roaches, position of dead
3: 133-134
Roaches, position of dead
8: 256
Roaches, reactions to light
6: 20-21
Roads, blacktop, coloring of
5: 22-23
Roads, fastening of lane reflectors on
5: 98-99
Roads, versus bridges, in freezing characteristics
5: 193
Robes, black, and judges
6: 190-192
Rocking in zoo animals, 
10: 279
Rodents and water sippers, 
6: 187
Roller skating rinks, music in
2: 107-108
Roller skating rinks, music in
6: 274-275
Rolls, coldness of airline
3: 52-53
Rolls, versus buns
8: 65-66
Roman chariots, flimsiness of
10: 105-107
Roman numerals, calculations with
3: 105-106
Roman numerals, copyright notices in movie credits and
1: 214-216
Roman numerals, on clocks
5: 237-238
Roofs, gravel on
6: 153-154
Roosevelt, Tedd,Y and San Juan Hill horses
4: 49
Roosters, crowing and
3: 3
Root beer, carbonation in
1: 87-88
Root beer, foam of
8: 93-94
Rubble, Betty, nonappearance in Flintstones vitamins
6: 4-5
Rubble, Betty, nonappearance in Flintstones vitamins
9: 285-286
Rubble, Betty, vocation of
7: 173-174
Ruins, layers of
2: 138-140
Rulers, vertical, in restaurant entrances
7: 95-96
"Run amok", 
11: 68
Runny noses, cold weather and
10: 146-147
Runny noses, kids versus adults
9: 89-90
Rust, dental fillings and
10: 41-42
RVs and wheel covers, 
7: 153
"R"X, 
11: 59
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S.O.S Pads, origins of
8: 103-104
"Sacked [fired]", 
11: 75
Sacks, paper, jagged edges on
6: 117-118
Sacks, paper, names on
2: 166-167
Safety caps, aspirin, 100-count bottles of
4: 62
Safety pins, gold versus silver
9: 87-88
Saffron, expense of
1: 129-130
Sailors, bell bottom trousers and
2: 84-85
"Salad days", 
11: 178
Salads, restaurant, celery in
6: 218
Salads, restaurant, celery in
7: 207-209
Saloon doors in Old West, 
3: 198
Salt, and pepper, as table condiments
5: 201
Salt, and pepper, as table condiments
6: 225-226
Salt, and pepper, as table condiments
8: 235-236
Salt, in oceans
5: 149-150
Salt, packaged, sugar as ingredient in
4: 99
Salt, round containers and
10: 149-150
Salt, storage bins on highway and
10: 216-218
Salt, versus sand, to treat icy roads
2: 12-13
Salutes, militar,Y origins of
3: 147-149
San Francisco, sourdough bread in
2: 180-181
Sand, in pockets of new jeans
7: 152
Sand, storage bins on highway and
10: 216-218
Sand, versus salt, to treat icy roads
2: 12-13
Sandbags, disposal of
10: 193-195
Sardines, fresh, nonexistence in supermarkets
1: 76-78
"Sawbuck [ten-dollar bill]", 
11: 119-120
Sawdust on floor of bars, 
10: 118-120
Scabs, itchiness of
5: 125-126
Scars, hair growth and
2: 186
"Schneider", 
11: 136
School clocks, backward clicking of minute hands in
1: 178-179
Schools, CPR training in
7: 31-33
Scissors, sewing, and paper cutting
8: 131-132
"Scot-free", 
11: 143
"Scotland Yard", 
11: 144
Scotsmen and kilts, 
7: 109-110
Screen doors, location of handles on
7: 91
Screwdrivers, reasons for Philips
2: 206-207
Scuba masks, spitting into
9: 30-34
Sea gulls in parking lots, 
6: 198-199
Sea gulls in parking lots, 
10: 254-256
Sea level, measurement of
4: 154-155
Seas versus oceans, differences between
5: 30-32
Seat belts, and shoulder straps in airplanes
8: 141-142
Seat belts, in buses
1: 84-85
Seat belts, in taxicabs
1: 85
Secretary as U.S. government department head designation, 
3: 121-122
"Seed [tournament ranking]", 
11: 141-142
"Seeing stars", head injuries and
10: 156-158
Self-service versus full-service, pricing of, at gas stations
1: 203-209
"Semi", origins of term
2: 179
"Semimonthly", 
11: 194
"Semiweekly", 
11: 194
Serrated knives, lack of, in place settings
4: 109-110
Settling in houses, 
6: 32-34
Seven-layer cakes and missing layers, 
6: 80-81
Seventy-two degrees, human comfort at
2: 178-179
Sewing scissors and paper cutting, 
8: 131-132
Shavng of armpits, 
3: 226-229
Shampoo bottles, notches on bottom of
10: 29-30
Shampoo labels, "FD&C" on label of
4: 163
Shampoos, colored, white suds and
4: 132-133
Shampoos, lathering of
5: 44-45
Shampoos, number of applications
1: 90-93
Shaving of armpits, women and
2: 239
Shaving of armpits, women and
6: 249
Sheets, irregular, proliferation of
1: 145-147
Sheets, queen-size, size of
3: 87-88
Sheriffs' badges, shape of
5: 73-74
Shirts, buttons on men's versus women's
2: 237-238
Shirts, buttons on men's versus women's
3: 207-209
Shirts, buttons on men's versus women's
5: 226
Shirts, buttons on men's versus women's
7: 223
Shirts, men's, pins in
4: 29-30
Shirts, single-needle stitching in
6: 51
Shirts, starch on
3: 118
Shoe laces, length in athletic shoes
8: 41-42
Shoe laces, untied, in shoe stores
8: 40
Shoe sizes, differences between
1: 65-70
Shoes, lace length in shoe stores
8: 41-42
Shoes, layers on
5: 59
Shoes, of deceased, at funerals
7: 153-154
Shoes, penny loafers
8: 43-44
Shoes, single, on side of road
2: 236-237
Shoes, single, on side of road
3: 201-207
Shoes, single, on side of road
4: 232-233
Shoes, single, on side of road
5: 225-226
Shoes, single, on side of road
6: 245-248
Shoes, single, on side of road
7: 221-222
Shoes, single, on side of road
8: 228-230
Shoes, single, on side of road
9: 271-272
Shoes, tied to autos, at weddings
1: 235-238
Shoes, uncomfortable, and women
1: 62-64
Shoes, untied laces in stores
8: 40
Shoes, wing-tip, holes in
8: 44
"Shoofly pie", 
11: 179
Shopping, female proclivity toward
7: 180
Shopping, female proclivity toward
8: 205-209
Shopping malls, doors at entrance of
6: 180-181
"Short shrift", 
11: 15
Shoulder straps and seat belts in airplanes, 
8: 141-142
Shredded Wheat packages, Niagara Falls on
5: 100-101
"Shrift", 
11: 15
Shrimp, baby, peeling and cleaning of
5: 127
"Shrive", 
11: 15
"Siamese twins", 
11: 151
"Sic", as dog command
5: 51
Side vents in automobile windows, 
6: 13-14
"Sideburns", 
11: 126-127
Sidewalks, cracks on
3: 176-178
Sidewalks, glitter on
7: 160
Sidewalks, glitter on
10: 61-62
Silica gel packs in electronics boxes, 
6: 201
Silos, round shape of
3: 73-74
Silos, round shape of
5: 245
Silos, round shape of
10: 260-261
Silver fillings, rusting of
10: 41-42
Silverstone, versus Teflon
2: 3
Singers, American accents of foreign
4: 125-126
Single-needle stitching in shirts, 
6: 51
Sinks, overflow mechanisms on
2: 214-215
Siskel, Gene, versus Roger Ebert, billing of
1: 137-139
Skating music, roller rinks and
2: 107-108
Skating music, roller rinks and
6: 274-275
Skating, figure, and dizziness
5: 33-35
Ski poles, downhill
3: 69
"Skidoo", 
11: 100
Skunks, smell of
10: 88-91
Skyscrapers, bricks in
6: 102-103
Skytyping, versus skywriting
9: 17-18
Skywriting, techniques of
9: 12-16
Skywriting, versus skytyping
9: 17-18
Sleep, babies and
6: 56-57
Sleep, drowsiness after meals
6: 138-139
Sleep, eye position
6: 146
Sleep, heat and effect on
6: 137-138
Sleep, twitching during
2: 67
"Slippery When Wet" signs, location of
7: 167-168
"Small fry", 
11: 179
Smell of impending rain, 
6: 170-171
Smell of impending rain, 
7: 241
Smiling in old photographs, 
7: 19-23
Smoke from soda bottles, 
8: 148
Snack foods and prepricing, 
3: 79-80
Snake emblems on ambulances, 
6: 144-145
Snake emblems on ambulances, 
7: 239-240
Snakes, sneezing
7: 98
Snakes, tongues
2: 106
Snakes, tongues
10: 278
Snap! [of Rice Krispies], profession of
8: 2-4
"Snap! Crackle! And Pop!" of Rice Krispies, 
3: 165
Sneezing, eye closure during
3: 84-85
Sneezing, looking up while
2: 238
Sneezing, pepper and
8: 61
Sneezing, snakes and
7: 98
Snickers, wavy marks on bottom of
6: 29-31
Sniffing, boxers and
2: 22-23
Sniffing, boxers and
10: 256-258
Snoring, age differences and
10: 126-127
Snow and cold weather, 
3: 38
"Snow" on television, 
9: 199-200
Soap, Ivor,Y purity of
2: 46
Soaping of retail windows, 
9: 265-267
Soaps, colored, white suds and
4: 132-133
Social Security cards, lamination of
5: 140-141
Social Security numbers, fifth digit of
8: 100-102
Social Security numbers, reassignment of
5: 61-62
Social Security numbers, sequence of
3: 91-92
Social Security numbers, sequence of
6: 267
Socks, angle of
3: 114-115
Socks, disappearance of
4: 127-128
Socks, disappearance of
5: 245-246
Socks, disappearance of
6: 272
Socks, disappearance of
8: 266
Socks, men's, coloring of toes on
4: 19-20
"Soda jerk", 
11: 176
Soft drinks, bottles, holes on bottom of
6: 187-188
Soft drinks, brominated vegetable oil in
6: 96-97
Soft drinks, calorie constituents
6: 94-95
Soft drinks, effect of container sizes and taste
2: 157-159
Soft drinks, filling of bottles of
4: 53
Soft drinks, finger as fizziness reduction agent
9: 28-29
Soft drinks, fizziness in plastic cups
9: 26
Soft drinks, fizziness of soda with ice cream
9: 27
Soft drinks, fizziness over ice
9: 24-25
Soft drinks, freezing of, in machines
9: 10-11
Soft drinks, Kool-Aid and metal containers
8: 51
Soft drinks, machines, "Use Correct Change" light on
9: 186-188
Soft drinks, phenylalanine as ingredient in
6: 96-97
Soft drinks, pinholes on bottle caps of
2: 223
Soft drinks, root beer, foam of
8: 93-94
Soft drinks, smoke of
8: 148
Soft drinks, "sodium-free" labels
4: 87-88
Soles, sunburn and
8: 63-64
"Son of a gun", 
11: 82
Sonic booms, frequency of
4: 23
Sororities, Greek names of
10: 94-98
Souffles and reaction to loud noises, 
7: 41-42
Soup, alphabet, foreign countries and
10: 73
Soups and shelving in supermarkets, 
6: 26-27
Sour cream, expiration date on
3: 132
Sourdough bread, San Francisco, taste of
2: 180-181
South Florida, University of, location of
4: 7-8
South Pole, directions at
10: 243
South Pole, telling time at
10: 241-243
Sparkling Wine, name of, versus champagne
1: 232-234
Speech, elderly versus younger and
6: 24-25
Speed limit, 55 mph, reasons for
2: 143
Speeding and radar, 
8: 88-91
Speedometers, markings of, in automobiles
2: 144-145
Spelling, "i" before "e" in
6: 219
Spelling, "i" before "e" in
7: 209
Spelling, "i" before "e" in
8: 240-245
Sperm whales, head oil of
6: 87-89
"Spic and span", 
11: 41
Spiders and web tangling, 
7: 169-170
Spitting, men versus women
7: 181-182
Spitting, men versus women
8: 226-227
Spoons, measuring, inaccuracy of
1: 106-107
Sprinkles, jimmies versus
10: 165-168
Squeaking, causes of
9: 205-207
"St. Martin's Day", 
11: 146
Stage hypnotists, techniques of
1: 180-191
Staining, paperback books and
2: 93-94
Stains, elimination of, on clothing
6: 77-78
Staling of bread, 
7: 125-126
Stamp pads, moisture retention of
3: 24
Stamps, perforation remnants
4: 179
Stamps, postage, taste of
2: 182
Stamps, validity of ripped
8: 62
Staplers, fitting of staples into
10: 187-189
Staplers, outward setting of
10: 189-190
Staples, clumping of
10: 46
Staples, fitting into staplers of
10: 187-189
"Starboard", 
11: 65-66
Starch on shirts, 
3: 118
Stars in space, photos of
10: 213-215
Starving children and bloated stomachs, 
7: 149-150
States, versus commonwealths
7: 119-121
Static electricity, variability in amounts of
4: 105-106
Steak houses and baked potatoes, 
6: 127-129
Steak, "New York", origins of
7: 155-156
Steak, "New York", origins of
8: 252
Steam and streets of New York City, 
5: 16-17
Steelers, Pittsburgh, helmet emblems of
7: 67-68
Steins, beer, lids and
9: 95-96
Stickers, colored, on envelopes
4: 83-84
Stickiness of peanut butter, 
10: 204-207
Stock prices as quoted in eighths of a dollar, 
3: 112-113
Stocking runs, direction of
2: 124-125
Stocking runs, effect of freezing upon
2: 125-126
"Stolen thunder", 
11: 120
Stomach, growling, causes of
4: 120-121
Stomachs, bloated, in starving children
8: 254
"STOP" in telegrams, 
3: 76-77
Strait, George, and hats
6: 274
Straws, rising and sinking of, in glasses
5: 36-37
Street addresses, half-numbers in
8: 253
Street names, choice of, at corner intersections
1: 154-156
Street-name signs, location of, at intersections
1: 136
Streets, glitter and
7: 160
Streets, glitter and
10: 61-62
String cheese, characteristics of
3: 155
String players, left handed, in orchestras
10: 276-277
String players, left-handed, in orchestras
9: 108-109
Styrofoam coolers, blue specks on
10: 130-131
Submarines, anchors and
4: 40-41
Sugar, clumping together of
3: 103-104
Sugar, spoilage of
2: 85
Sugar cube wrappers, slits in
1: 170-171
Sugar Frosted Flakes, calorie count of
1: 38-40
Sugar in packaged salt, 
4: 99
Summer, first day of
3: 139-141
Sunburn, delayed reaction in
7: 114-116
Sunburn, palms and soles
8: 63-64
"Sundae", 
11: 181
Sundials, mottoes on
6: 54-56
Sunglasses and professional golfers, 
9: 158-162
Sunrises, timing of
5: 176-177
Sunsets, timing of
5: 176-177
"Super" glue and Teflon, 
7: 128-129
"Super" glues versus ordinary glues, 
6: 145-146
Supermarkets, check approval policies
6: 219
Supermarkets, check approval policies
7: 210-217
Supermarkets, public bathrooms in
6: 157
Supermarkets, shelving of soup
6: 26-27
Surgeons' uniforms, color of
2: 86
Surgeons' uniforms, color of
6: 269
"Swan song", 
11: 27-28
Swarming of gnats, 
4: 3-4
Sweating, swimmers and
10: 261-262
"Sweating" and drinking glasses, 
9: 124-125
"Sweating" and drinking glasses, 
10: 261
Swimming, cats and
1: 86
Swimming, sweating and
10: 261-262
Swiping of credit cards, 
10: 138-141
Swiss cheese, holes in
1: 192
Swiss cheese, slice sizes of
9: 142-146
Switches, light, 
4: 183-184
Syringes, hole in needle of
10: 57-59
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Tails, curly, pigs and
4: 199
"Talking a blue streak", 
11: 90
Tall old people, rareness of
3: 229-231
Tall old people, rareness of
5: 226
Tall old people, rareness of
6: 250
Tamers, animal, and kitchen chairs
7: 9-11
Tape counters, audio and VCR
6: 272-273
Tar Heels and University of North Carolina, 
8: 76-77
Taste, sense of, in children versus adults
3: 199
Taste, sense of, in children versus adults
6: 252-253
Tattoos, color of
3: 157
"Taw", 
11: 9-10
Tax forms, disposal of
8: 143-144
Tax forms, numbering scheme of
4: 9-10
Taxes, April 15 due date of
5: 26-29
Taxicabs, rear windows of
5: 143-144
Taxicabs, seat belts in
1: 85
Teachers, apples for
2: 238
Teachers, apples for
3: 218-220
Teddy bears, frowns of
10: 160-164
Teeth, silver fillings and
10: 41-42
Teeth direction of keys, 
8: 59-60
"Teetotaler", 
11: 42-43
Teflon, stickiness of
2: 3
Telegrams, exclamation marks and
3: 76-77
Telegrams, periods and
3: 77-78
Telephone cords, twisting of
3: 45
Telephone rings, mechanics of
4: 189-190
Telephones, 911 as emergency number
5: 145-146
Telephones, area code numbers
5: 68-69
Telephones, area code numbers
9: 287
Telephones, dialing 9 to get outside line
3: 75-76
Telephones, fast versus slow busy signals
4: 182
Telephones, holes in mouthpiece
3: 14-15
Telephones, pa,Y clicking noise in
4: 97-98
Telephones, "Q" and "Z," absence from buttons
5: 66-67
Telephones, rings, mechanics of
4: 189-190
Telephones, third-party conversations
9: 152-155
Telephones, three-tone signals
4: 129-130
Telephones, touch tone keypad for
2: 14-15
Telephones, unlisted phone numbers
9: 45-47
Telephones, windowless central offices
9: 176-181
Telescopes, inverted images of
3: 50-51
Television, advertising sales for overrun live programming and
1: 50-52
Television, cable and channel allocation
9: 75-76
Television, cable and channel allocation
10: 267
Television, channel 1 on, lack of
7: 242
Television, channel 1 on, lack of
10: 267-268
Television, "snow" on
9: 199-200
Television, sound of, in bars
10: 12-14
Television, volume levels of
5: 57-58
Television commercials, loudness of
3: 81-83
Television sets, diagonal measurement of
4: 37
Television sets, diagonal measurement of
5: 246
Television sets, measurement of, Canada versus U.S.
6: 23
Temperature, babies and tolerance for high
4: 103-104
Temperature, cold water, kitchen versus bathroom
4: 151-152
Temperature, human comfort and
2: 178-179
Temperature, perception of air versus water
4: 184
Temperature, in public buildings
8: 184
Temperature, in public buildings
9: 243-247
Ten percent of brain, alleged use of
4: 198
Ten percent of brain, alleged use of
5: 210-211
Ten percent of brain, alleged use of
6: 254-256
Ten percent of brain, alleged use of
8: 232
"Ten-foot pole", 
11: 99
Tennis, scoring in
2: 3-5
Tennis balls, fuzziness of
3: 35-36
Tennis balls, high-altitude
8: 80
"Tenterhooks", 
11: 10-11
Tequila, worms in bottles of
7: 88-89
Tequila, worms in bottles of
9: 289
Thanksgiving, Thursday and
4: 140-142
"That's all she wrote", 
8: 258-259
"That's all she wrote", 
11: 85
Theater, "legitimate", origins of term
10: 5-7
Thermometers, color of liquid in
6: 147-148
Thermometers, in ovens and refrigerators
10: 85-87
Thermometers, placement of
5: 158-159
Thermometers, standing temperature of
1: 35-37
Thimbles, holes in
10: 63-64
Thinking, looking up and
1: 55-58
"Third degree", 
11: 93-94
"Third world", 
11: 151-152
Thread, orange, and blue jeans
9: 74
Three Musketeers, musketlessness of
7: 29-30
"Three sheets to the wind", 
11: 94
Three-way light bulbs, burnout of
2: 104
Three-way light bulbs, functioning of
2: 105
Throat, uvula, purpose of
3: 129
Throwing, sex differences in
3: 42-44
Throwing, sex differences in
6: 273-274
Thumb notches in dictionaries, 
5: 167-168
Thumbs-up gesture, "okay" and
1: 209-210
Thursday, Thanksgiving and
4: 140-142
Tickets, red carbons on airline
3: 179-180
Tickling of self, 
4: 125
Ticklishness of different parts of body, 
10: 240-241
Ticks, diet of
8: 68
Ties, origins of
4: 127
Ties, origins of
8: 264-265
Tiles, ceramic, in tunnels
6: 135-136
Tiles, ceramic, in tunnels
8: 257-258
"Tinker's dam", 
11: 82-83
Tinnitus, causes of
2: 115-116
Tips, waiter, and credit cards
8: 263
Tiredness and eye-rubbing, 
10: 103-105
Tires, atop mobile homes
6: 163-164
Tires, automobile tread, disappearance of
2: 72-74
Tires, bicycle
2: 224-226
Tires, bluish tinge on new whitewalls
6: 192-193
Tires, inflation of, and gasoline mileage
6: 193-195
Tires, white wall, size of
2: 149
Tissue paper in wedding invitations, 
4: 116-117
Title pages, dual, in books
1: 139-141
Toads, warts and
10: 121-123
"Toady", 
11: 83
"Toast [salute]", 
11: 182
Toasters, one slice slot on
3: 183-185
Toenails, growth of
3: 123
Toffee, versus caramels
1: 64
Toilet paper, folding over in hotel bathrooms
3: 4
Toilet seats in public restrooms, 
3: 137-138
Toilets, flush handles on, location of
2: 195-196
Toilets, loud flushes of, in public restrooms
4: 187
Toilets, seat covers for
2: 83
"Tom Collins [drink]", 
11: 165
"Tommy gun", 
11: 166
Tongues, sticking out of
3: 199
Tongues, sticking out of
7: 224-225
Tonsils, function of
5: 152-153
Toothpaste, expiration dates on
4: 169-170
Toothpaste, expiration dates on
6: 266
Toothpaste, taste of, with orange juice
10: 244-246
Toothpicks, flat versus round
1: 224-225
Toothpicks, flat versus round
3: 237-238
Toothpicks, mint flavoring on
4: 153
Tootsie Roll Pops, Indian and star on wrappers of
8: 37-38
Toques, purpose of
3: 66-67
Tornadoes, lull before
8: 49-50
Tornadoes, trailer parks and
1: 101
Tortilla chips, black specks on
10: 23-25
Tortilla chips, price of, versus potato chips
5: 137-138
Tortillas, black specks on
10: 23-25
Tortillas, size of, versus corn
10: 142-145
Touch tone telephones, keypad configuration for
2: 14-15
Towels, number of, in hotel rooms
4: 56-57
Towels, smell of used
3: 24
Towels, textures of
9: 79-80
Traffic control, 55 mph speed limit
2: 143
Traffic control, traffic lights
2: 126-127
Traffic flow, clumping of, on highways
4: 165-167
Traffic jams, clearing of, on highways
1: 25-26
Traffic jams, clearing of, on highways
8: 257
Traffic lights, colors on
2: 126-127
Traffic lights, colors on
5: 246
Traffic lights, timing of, in New York and Washington D.C.
1: 109-112
Traffic noise in U.S., versus other countries
5: 213-214
Traffic noise in U.S., versus other countries
6: 257-258
Traffic signal light bulbs, lifespan of
3: 31-32
Traffic signs, "DONT WALK," lack of apostrophe on
6: 75-76
Traffic signs, "FALLING ROCK," purpose of
6: 72-74
Traffic signs, placement of "Dangerous Curve"
2: 119-120
Trailer parks, tires atop mobile homes in
6: 163-164
Trailer parks, tornadoes and
1: 101
Train stations, ceilings of
8: 66-67
Trains, backwards locomotives in
5: 15-16
Trains, "EXEMPT" signs at railroad crossings
5: 118-119
Tread, tire, disappearance of
2: 72-74
Treasurer, U.S., gender of
8: 45-46
Treasury, printing of new bills by
3: 126-128
Treble clefs, dots on
10: 210-213
Trees, bark, color of
6: 78-79
Trees, growth in cities
8: 78-80
Trees, growth on slopes of
6: 141-142
Trees, growth on slopes of
7: 244
Triton, orbit pattern of
4: 117-118
Tropical fish, oxygen in
7: 84-85
Trucks, idling of engines of
7: 150-151
Trucks, license plates on
3: 96
Trucks, license plates on
10: 270-271
Trucks, origins of term "semi" and
2: 179
"Tsk-Tsk", stroking of index fingers and
4: 198
Tuba bells, orientation of
8: 147-148
Tuesday, release of CDs
10: 108-112
Tuesday, U.S. elections and
1: 52-54
Tumbleweed, tumbling of
6: 5-7
Tuna, cat food, cans of
8: 8-10
Tunnels, ceramic tiles in
6: 135-136
Tunnels, ceramic tiles in
8: 257-258
Tupperware and home parties, 
3: 25-26
"Turke,Y" in bowling, origin of term
4: 48-49
"Turke,Y" in bowling, origin of term
6: 269
Turkeys, beards on
3: 99
Turkeys, white versus dark meat
3: 53-54
Turn signals in automobiles, clicking sounds of
6: 203
TV Guide, order of listings in
4: 91-92
Twenty-four second clock in NBA basketball, 
1: 29-31
Twenty-one as age of majority, 
7: 50-51
Twenty-one gun salute, origins of
2: 68-70
"Twenty-three skidoo", 
11: 100
Twins, identical, DNA and
10: 18-20
Twitches during sleep, 
2: 67
TWIX cookie bars, holes in
6: 28-29
"Two bits", origins of term
2: 191-192
Two by fours, measurement of
2: 87-88
Two-minute warning, football and
10: 150-151
Typewriter keys, location of
1: 127-128
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U
"U" in University of Miami football helmets, 
8: 171-172
Ultraviolet and attraction of insects, 
8: 158-159
Umpires and home plate sweeping, 
8: 27-31
"Uncouth", 
11: 13
Underarm hair, purpose of
2: 146
Underarm hair, purpose of
6: 275-276
Underwear, labels on
4: 4-5
Uniforms, painters' whites
6: 17-19
Uniforms, surgeons', color of
6: 269
Uniforms, surgeons', color of
2: 86
United States Mint and shipment of coin sets, 
5: 32
United States Postal System (USPS), CAR-RT SORT on envelopes
5: 78-79
United States Postal System (USPS), undeliverable mail
5: 13-14
University of Miami, football helmets
8: 171-172
University of Miami, "Hurricanes" nickname
8: 171-172
University of North Carolina and Tar Heels, 
8: 76-77
University of South Florida, location of
4: 7-8
Unleaded gasoline, cost of
1: 121-122
Unlisted telephone numbers, charges for
9: 45-47
Unscented hair spray, smell of
2: 184
"Upper crust", 
11: 13
Upper lips, groove on
6: 42-43
UPS, shipment of coin sets
5: 32
UPS, used trucks, nonexistence of
4: 73-74
Urinals, ice in
10: 232-234
Urination, running water and
8: 183
Urination, running water and
9: 229-234
Uvula, purpose of
3: 129
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V
Vaccination marks, hair growth and
2: 186
Valve stems on fire hydrants, shape of
4: 142-143
VCRs, counter numbers on
4: 148-149
Vegetable oil, vegetables in
6: 266
Vegetable oils, vegetables in
4: 186
Vending machines, bill counting and
6: 271-272
Vending machines, freezing of soft drinks in
9: 10-11
Vending machines, half dollars and
3: 56-57
Vending machines, pennies and
3: 54-56
Vending machines, placement of snacks in
9: 162-164
Vending machines, "Use Correct Change" light on
9: 186-188
Vent windows, side, in automobiles
6: 13-14
Vestments, color of Catholic priests'
10: 77-79
Vestments, color of popes'
10: 79-80
Videocassette boxes, configuration of
9: 35-36
Videocassette recorders, counters on
6: 272-273
Videocassette recorders, counters on
7: 243-244
Videocassette recorders, power surges and
7: 244-245
Videotape recorders, "play" and "record" switches on
5: 23-24
Videotape recorders, storms and
5: 180-181
Videotape versus audiotape, two sides of
3: 136-137
Videotapes, rental, two-tone signals on
5: 144-145
Violin bows, white dots on frogs of
4: 164-165
Violin bows, white dots on frogs of
9: 291
Virgin acrylic, 
7: 97-98
Virgin olive oil, 
3: 174-175
Vision, 20-20
3: 143
Vitamins, measurement of, in foods
6: 148-150
Voices, causes of high and low
2: 70
Voices, elderly versus younger
6: 24-25
Voices, perception of, own versus others
1: 95-96
Volkswagen Beetles, elimination of
2: 192-194
Vomiting and horses, 
6: 111-112
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"Waffling", 
11: 183
Wagon wheels in film, movement of
2: 183
Waiters' tips and credit cards, 
7: 133-135
Walking the plank, pirates and
9: 37-42
Walking the plank, pirates and
10: 273-274
Walking, race, judging of
9: 20-23
Wall Street Journal, lack of photographs in
4: 41-42
Warmth and its effect on pain, 
3: 134-135
Warning labels, mattress tag
2: 1-2
Warts, frogs and toads and
10: 121-123
Washing machine agitators, movement of
4: 56
Washing machines, top- versus bottom-loading, and detergent
1: 159-165
Washington D.C., "J" Street in
2: 71
Watch, versus clock, distinctions between
4: 77-78
"Watch", origins of term
4: 77
Watches and placement on left hand, 
4: 134-135
Watches and placement on left hand, 
6: 271
Water, bottled, expiration dates on
9: 77-78
Water, chemical manufacture of
5: 107-108
Water, clouds in tap water
9: 126-127
Water, color of
2: 213
Water faucets, bathroom versus kitchen
5: 244
Water faucets, location of, hot versus cold
4: 191-192
Water temperature, effect on stain
6: 77-78
Water temperature, versus air temperature, perception of
4: 184
Water towers, height of
5: 91-93
Water towers, winter and
6: 38-40
Water, boiling, boiling, during home births
6: 114-115
Water, boiling, boiling, during home births
7: 247-248
Water, boiling, boiling, during home births
8: 254
Water, cold, kitchen versus bathroom
4: 151-152
Watermelon seeds, white versus black
5: 94
Wax, whereabouts in dripless candles
4: 182-183
"Wear his heart on his sleeve", 
11: 128
"Weasel words", 
11: 90-91
Weather, clear days following storms
6: 125
Weather, forecasting of, in different regions
6: 267-268
Weather, partly cloudy versus partly sunny
1: 21-22
Weather, smell of impending rain
6: 170-171
Weather, West coast versus East coast
4: 174-175
Weather [see also particular conditions], 
Wedding etiquette, congratulations to bride and groom and
4: 86
Wedding invitations, tissue paper in
4: 116-117
Weigh stations, highway, predictable closure of
4: 193-194
Wells, roundness of
10: 228-229
Wendy's hamburgers, square shape of
1: 113-115
Western Union telegrams, exclamation marks and
3: 76-77
Western Union telegrams, periods
3: 77-78
Wet noses, dogs and
4: 70-73
Wetness, effect of, on color
4: 139
Whales, sperm, head oil in
6: 87-89
Whiplash, delayed reaction of
10: 128-130
Whips, cracking sound of
2: 74
Whistling at sporting events, 
3: 199
White Castle hamburgers, holes in
1: 80-83
White chocolate, versus brown chocolate
5: 134-135
"White elephant", 
11: 191-192
White paint on homes, 
2: 100-102
White pepper, source of
2: 135-136
White wine, black grapes and
1: 201-202
White-wall tires, bluish tinge on
6: 192-193
White-wall tires, thickness of
2: 149
Wigwams near highway, 
10: 216-218
Wind on lakes, effect of different times on
4: 156-157
Window cleaning, newspapers and
10: 33-36
Window envelopes, use by mass mailers
2: 111
Windows, rear, of automobiles
5: 143-144
Windshield wipers, buses versus automobile
7: 28
Wine, chianti and straw-covered bottles
8: 33-35
Wine, dryness of
5: 141-142
Wine, temperature of serving, red versus white
4: 95-97
Wine, glasses, types of
7: 123-125
Wine tasters, drunkenness in
1: 239-241
Wine, white, black grapes and
1: 201-202
Wing-tip shoes, holes in
8: 44
Winter, first day of
3: 139-141
Wisdom teeth, purpose of
2: 137
Women, dancing ability
6: 218
Women, dancing ability
7: 199-202
Women, dancing ability
8: 239-240
Women, fainting
10: 219-222
Women, feelings of coldness
6: 218
Women, feelings of coldness
7: 198-199
Women, feelings of coldness
8: 238
Women, group restroom visits
6: 217
Women, group restroom visits
7: 183-192
Women, group restroom visits
8: 237-238
Women, group restroom visits
9: 277-278
Women, hair length of aging
8: 192-197
Women, leg kicking when kissing
6: 218
Women, leg kicking when kissing
7: 196-197
Women, leg kicking when kissing
9: 278
Women, leg kicking when kissing
9: 299-300
Women, remote control usage
6: 217
Women, remote control usage
7: 193-196
Women, spitting
8: 226-227
Women, uncomfortable shoes
1: 62-64
Wood, popping noise of, in fires
4: 10
Woodpeckers, headaches and
4: 44-45
Wool, shrinkage of, versus wool
6: 166-167
Wool, smell of, when wet
4: 158-159
Worms, appearance on sidewalk after rain
4: 109
Worms, as fish food
3: 110-112
Worms, birds and
10: 65-72
Worms, in tequila bottles
7: 88-89
Worms, larvae and
6: 269-270
Worms, survival during winter
4: 108
Wrapping, Burger King sandwiches
8: 112-113
Wrapping, chewing gum
8: 111-112
Wrapping, gift box chocolate
8: 122-123
Wrinkles on extremities, 
2: 112
Wrists as perfume target, 
6: 90
Wristwatches, placement on left hand
4: 134-135
Wristwatches, placement on left hand
6: 271
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X
X, as symbol for kiss
1: 128-129
X, as symbol in algebra
9: 131-132
"X ray", 
11: 49-50
"Xmas", origins of term
2: 75
X-rated movies, versus XXX-rated movies
2: 141-142
"XXX [liquor]", 
11: 58
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Y
Yawning, contagiousness of
2: 238
Yawning, contagiousness of
3: 213-217
Yawning, contagiousness of
8: 231-232
Yeast in bread, effect of
3: 144-145
Yellow, aversion of insects to
8: 158-159
Yellow Freight Systems, orange trucks of
6: 64-65
Yellow lights, timing of, in traffic lights
1: 109-112
Yellow Pages, advertisements in
3: 60-63
Yellowing of fingernails, nail polish and
7: 129-130
YKK on zippers, 
5: 180
Yogurt, fruit on bottom
7: 83
Yogurt, liquid atop
7: 82
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Z
Zebras and riding by humans, 
8: 139-141
ZIP code, addresses on envelopes and
3: 44
"Zipper", 
11: 129
Zippers, YKK on
5: 180
Zodiac, different dates for signs in
4: 27-28
Zoo animals, rocking in
10: 279
Candy, Baby Ruth, origins of
10: 264-265
Airplanes, numbering of Boeing jets
10: 269-270
Cheddar cheese, orange color of
10: 275