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Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to colour ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life.


That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles
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January 27th, 2014
Dr. Joe is such a fantastic presenter. This book illustrates the magic of science from an everyday perspective. Whether you're well versed in science, or a novice, there is something gained from each read of this book. Lots of opportunity to learn and experience science, and best of all, let's the reader make an educated decision on various views in the transitioning world of chemistry, biology, and technology.
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