Children's Miscellany: Useless Information That's Essential by Niki Catlow, Matthew Morgan, Samantha Borges

By Niki Catlow, Matthew Morgan, Samantha Borges

Do you know... to take advantage of a cow?
...the signs of a venomous spider's bite?
...where to discover the quickest rollercoasters?
You won't locate such an eclectic selection of interesting evidence anyplace else. even if you must know the way to overcome an alligator in a struggle, how one can converse in mystery code, which bugs are suitable for eating, or what the heck scolionophobia ability, this is often the e-book for readers either old and young.

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The balloon is being used to create static electricity. A flash or spark will jump, like lightning, from the balloon to the metal surface. Mikulas (St. Swiety Mikolaj (St. Joulupukki (Old Man Christmas) 61 Children’s Miscellany STARE AT THE BLACK DOT After a while the gray haze around it will start to shrink. CLOUD TYPES Cirrus Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus HIGH CLOUDS Wisps of ice crystals Ripples of small, fleecy cloud Cloud veil, halo phenomenon Altocumulus Altostratus Nimbostratus MIDDLE CLOUDS Layers or rolls of fluffy cloud Gray or white sheets Gray rain clouds Stratocumulus Stratus Cumulus Cumulonimbus LOW CLOUDS Layer at top of cumulus Gray cloud layer Large, white fluffy cloud Dark storm cloud with rain 62 Children’s Miscellany BEAUFORT SCALE Francis Beaufort was born in 1774 in County Meath, Ireland.

411 m) high. 1984 Cirque du Soleil is founded by Guy Laliberte. 52 Children’s Miscellany CIRCUS PERFORMERS Trapeze artist • Tightrope walker • Fire eater • Stilt walker Clown • Unicyclist • Acrobat • Ringmaster • Animal trainer ALL-TIME BEST-SELLING BOOKS 1. The Bible 6 billion-plus 2. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung 900 million-plus 3. The Lord of the Rings 100 million-plus 4. The American Spelling Book up to 100 million 5. The Guinness Book of Records 92 million-plus Females are not allowed on the Greek peninsula of Mount Athos or inside the 20 monasteries located there.

22–Jan. 20 Jan. 21–Feb. 19 Feb. 20 –March 20 LIBRA–balanced and helpful, but can be indecisive. SCORPIO–determined and fearless, but can be spiteful. SAGITTARIUS–optimistic and energetic, but can be impulsive. CAPRICORN–loyal and humorous, but can be oversensitive. AQUARIUS–inquisitive and precise, but can be stubborn. PISCES–imaginative and agreeable, but can over-exaggerate. Necrophobia MAKING FIRE Twirling a dry twig through a hole in a plank of wood or in a tree trunk will produce enough heat to set fire to dry moss.

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