When I read the Amazon Customer Reviews on this little book,I noted that there were 2 of 6 submitted by Top Reviewers.Let me now make that 3 of 7.That is an unusually high percentage for any book and especially for such a humdrum little tome such as this. You'll not likely find it on the shelf with the great works of literature,in the how to section of your bookstore;and in fact it may be somewhat hard to locate.Miscellaneous or Reference may be your best bet.However; once taken home,it just might be left laying around for people to kill a bit of time.The cottage,the john or what an improvement for Waiting Rooms instead of those horrid magazines we usually see.Why not,is an improndable in itself.The obvious answer is ,that it would be swiped ,or as the British would say "nicked" at the first opportunity.(Don't you just love that word?)
This is not my first "Imponderable" by Feldman,and it won't be my last.There seems to be no end to the things he comes up with and seldom are any of them ,that one has not wondered about.
One thing that will drive you around the bend though,is if you read too much of this stuff;you'll never remember where you "heard it".
In this book ,which was previously published as "Imponderables" Feldman provides a Master Index to all those gems he has answered in his 10 books. For reasons of sanity alone,that makes this a "Keeper"
I consider these "Imponderables" in the same realm as Ripley's "Believe It or Not!" and find them irrestable to anyone who comes across them.
Of particular interest to book lovers is the 6 pages of info he gives us on the way books are set up,page numbering,etc.
After reading this section;I was wondering what the purpose of that piece of checkered cloth at the top of the spine was. I checked the Master Index;and Lo! and Behold !; the answer can be found in Book 7,pages 126-127.