Fidgeting Fat, Exploding Meat & Gobbling Whirly Birds and Other Delicious Science Moments

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Do you wonder about these and other earth-shaking scientific questions?

Do our ears get bigger as we grow older?

Can you really lose weight just by fidgeting?

Why do cats survive 32-story falls better than 8-story ones?

Now you can find the fascinating answers to these and other profound science questions . . . all in one highly entertaining, fact-packed volume! Popular international science author

Karl Kruszelnicki will dazzle and delight you with his latest weird-science compendium, Fidgeting Fat, Exploding Meat & Gobbling Whirly Birds.

A perfect blend of solid research and wacky humor, Fidgeting Fat, Exploding Meat & Gobbling Whirly Birds is crammed with captivating and obscure facts. You’ll discover which animals can literally move like wheels . . . learn the original version of Murphy’s Law, and why it works . . . find out why toast falls butter-side down
. . .and meet people who are allergic to water. You’ll explore the world of cheetahs (are they really that fast?), explosives (can they really tenderize meat?), Nostradamus (did he really predict the future–or just the past?), and more!

Be a hit at parties! Amaze your boss! Surprise your houseguests! But mostly, have fun devouring this collection of amazing–but true–scientific knowledge.

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About the Author:

KARL KRUSZELNICKI is the author of many popular science books. He is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in physics at the University of Sydney and is a well-known science commentator on Australian radio and TV. He?s also been a scientist, a medical doctor, an engineer, a car mechanic, a TV weatherman, and a roadie for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. You can check out his Web site at www.abc.net.au/science/k2.

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