From The Book of Knowledge (The Children's Encyclopedia/The Grolier Society, vol. 115, 1936).

Author:Zarin, Cynthia
Position:POETRY - Poem
 
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  1. What makes a fairy ring? Fairy rings are made of a kind of fungus . 2. Why does damp air make us ill? Damp air is often cold air, and the cold has usually been blamed for making us ill, though many facts prove that it is not blameworthy at all . 3. Why does a dog go round and round before it lies down? The answer to this question lies in another question. What is a dog? 4. Can our brains ever fill up? The poet Browning says "there is no end to learning." 5. Why does a tuning fork sound louder when it touches wood? The sound from a tuningfork, like the light from a candle, flows out in all directions . 6. Why are some things poisonous? We could only answer this question completely and fully if we knew all there is to know about life . 7. Why can we hear better when we shut our eyes? This question is partly true and partly not true . 8. Can an animal think? There is no doubt an animal can think, and that it can remember . 9. Do animals feel pain as we do? That is not a question that can be answered directly . 10. Why do we not growl like animals when we are hungry? A hungry man is an angry man . 11. Why have leaves different shapes? The great idea which we learn to apply to...

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