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Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and Other Imponderables: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained
I thought I might learn something interesting from this book. It rather predictably, however, turned out to be like all books/TV shows/etc. of its type-- I learned perhaps one or two things; the rest was either terribly boring, common knowledge, or common sense. The answers to most things in this book are "antiquity/tradition" and/or "nobody bothered to change it" and/or "I don't know," which is one of the most pointless things to write about ever. Perhaps 1/10 answers turned out to be "NOBODY REALLY KNOWS! IT'S A MYSTERY! OOO!" In fact, there's an entire section in the back of questions the author ponders but can't find answers to. I personally picked up this book for answers, not stupid questions. The answer to the title of this book, in case you were wondering, is that clocks used to be sundials. Huzzah, I saved you the reading of one tediously boring book.