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Everything Under the Sun: a curious question for every day of the year

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Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment… Have you ever wondered why we taste different flavours? Did you know that octopuses have three hearts? But why? Is it possible for blue whales to talk to killer whales?

Everything Under the Sun will be a high-level, fully sourced and footnoted analysis of the music of Pink Floyd (akin to Revolution in the Head by Ian Macdonald about The Beatles), and the first serious survey of the group’s work and achievements. As such, it will also be a cultural history of the UK, seen through the prism of the band. And Joe suggests to us how this intensely local story, sturdy with work and things, shining with the visible world, opens out into larger meanings and ideas. Helping the builder with the shed roof, he observes 'how the rafters frame the sky. How they make it look more human by reducing the sky, and then the whole sky grows out from that small space'. 'As long as they hold the iron, lad, they'll do,' the builder replies. We also discuss Meadow's question "Why is the bit in your eye around your pupil coloured?". Finally, we find out the answer to Ziggy's question, "Why are tears salty?"

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Family affection and loyalty can only reach so far. Parents are humiliated by their children, brothers can't tolerate the idea of living together, old friends lash out at each other's faults. Evasions, compromises and weaknesses are in every life. The Murphys' gentle manners 'dealt in avoidances and obfuscations... confrontation was avoided whenever possible... it was a language that hadn't any simple way of saying no'. Would it be possible to transfer your body onto a computer? Answering this one we have Lath Carlson from the Museum of the Future! Thank you so much Lath. There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven— Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers(1) A season.--The word is only found in later Hebrew ( Nehemiah 2:6; Esther 9:27; Esther 9:31), and in the Chaldee of Daniel and Ezra. Who Invented Chess? We have Fun Master Mike everyone's favourite coach on chesskid.com answering this one, thank you Mike!

These imponderable questions are just a small sample of the 366 that are posed and answered in this fabulous compendium of information. Everything Under the Sun is fully colour illustrated by a host of illustrators and is a fascinating and unputdownable read. For each calendar month, there is a question asked. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. Molly Oldfield is the host of 'Everything Under the Sun', a weekly podcast answering questions from children all around the world. The podcast went straight to Number 1 on the 'kids and family' Apple podcasts chart, when it launched in November 2018 and it won Bronze for 'Best Family Podcast' at the British Podcast Awards 2019. Molly is full of unusual facts and knowledge. She is known as The Original QI Elf and spent twelve years researching and writing questions for the BBC quiz show. She is also the author of several other children's books - The Secret Museum, Wonders of the World's Museums and Natural Wonders of the World. Our servers are getting hit pretty hard right now. To continue shopping, enter the characters as they are shown Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, write of the weekly kids quiz in the Guardian each Saturday, the original QI elf and author and host of Everything Under The Sun (both the book and podcast) as she answers questions sent in by children around the world with the help of experts including Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Grayson Perry, Lauren Child, Richard Branson and Sophie Dahl to the fish curators at the Natural History Museum.

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The surface of the water out from the reeds was alive with shoals of small fish. There were many swans on the lake. A grey rowboat was fishing along the far shore. A pair of herons moved sluggishly through the air between the trees of the island and Gloria Bog. A light breeze was passing over the sea of pale sedge like a hand. The blue of the mountain was deeper and darker than the blue of the lake or the sky.' Do seagulls and snakes sneeze? It's a great answer all about how birds and reptiles are adapted to getting rid of nasty things that enter their airways. Snakes are so brilliantly adapted to breathing, I'm really excited to tell you all about them. On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world!

How much bamboo can a giant panda eat? Do aliens exist? What we would do if we didn’t have a prime minister? Why do hammerhead sharks have such strange-shaped heads? Featuring a collection of 366 curious questions, ‘Everything Under the Sun’ provides answers to these curious queries, plus much, much more!

What is an electron made of? We learn all about atoms, the little particles that make up everything in the world! Atoms and their electrons are such amazing things, I'm really excited to tell you all about them. Do you have a curious bunny of a reader at home? This one is for all of them, a question answered for every day of the year.🗓☀️🌖 How was ballet invented? With Dame Darcey Bussell. Why do penguins waddle? What are bones made from?

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