How Did They Do That? Caroline Sutton 1984
How Did They Do That? Caroline Sutton, 1984.
The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people—not to mention infomaniacs & trivia buffs—crazy.
*How did they decide the length of a mile?
*How did Beethoven compose when he was deaf?
*How did they discover the Hope diamond?
*How did they know the size of the Earth over 1,700 years before anyone sailed around it?
*How did the FBI devise the "Ten Most Wanted" list?
*How did they decide which horses were Thoroughbreds?
*How did they start the Guiness Book of World Records?
*How did they build the Great Pyramid at Giza?
*How did they decide how tall to make the Empire State Building?
*How did they start the Chicago fire of 1871?
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