Does Farting Make You Faster?: And Other Incredibly Important Questions and Answers about Sport from the Science Museum

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Why don't hammer-throwers get dizzy? Could the world's fastest swimmer catch a jet-ski? How far can a human being run or cycle before they drop? Which nutter invented the ski jump? Glenn Murphy, author of Why Is Snot Green?, answers these and other brilliant questions in this fascinating book about the science of sport. From running a marathon to beating your friends at basketball, from negotiating a snowboard slalom track to pulling a backflip on a BMX, find out everything you ever wanted to know about sports and games! Become a whizz in science AND trounce your friends at your school sports day. It's like being in the Olympics with none of the boring bits!

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Glenn Murphy received his masters in science communication from London's Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He wrote his first popular science book, Why Is Snot Green?, while managing the Explainer team at the Science Museum in London. In 2007 he moved to the United States. He now lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Heather,and two unusually large and ill-tempered cats.

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