Kids’ Talk Columnist

Kids Talk columns by Peter MuchaAs the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Kids’ Talk columnist for five years, Peter Mucha answered thousands of questions from schoolchildren.

Some of the most memorable:

  • Will a penny dropped off the Empire State Building kill you?
  • Why do¬†toilets swirl counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere?
  • Did a Munchkin really commit suicide in the Wizard of Oz?
  • Why do parents always say, “We’ll see”?
  • Is the Great Wall of China really the only manmade object you can see from the moon?
  • Why does Road Runner always say, “Beep-beep”?
  • Why don’t you fall out when a roller-coaster goes upside-down?
  • How many stars are in the universe?

At the end of its run, the Q & A format switched with Peter Mucha asking children questions, and publishing their illustrations. The best ones were collected in a book he edited and designed, Kids Have All the Answers.

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