Did you know that the difference between precious and semi-precious gemstones is a taxation distinction? Or that you burn 60 calories for every one pound of muscle, while every pound of fat only burns 5? How about the fact that the Atlantic Ocean gets one inch wider every year?
The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia is the ideal book for the intellectually curious mind. Loaded with 300 main entries and over 1,000 bits of trivia, you ll be armed with hundreds upon hundreds of useless scientific tidbits perfect for anyone looking to stimulate their mind or simply impress their friends at a party. Organized from A to Z, you can start off learning fun facts about aspirin, bucky balls, and crypotology, and continue all the way through to X-rays, yawns, and zombies. It 's a virtual treasure trove for the inquiring mind
Did you know that a moment is considered to be one and a half minutes according to an old English system of time units? Or that an inch of rainwater is equivalent to a whopping 15 inches of dry, powdery snow? Written by a medical doctor and writer, The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia is an extraordinary look at our seemingly ordinary world.
|Paperback Book, 320 pages||English|
|Skyhorse Publishing (Nov. 1st, 2012)||Unknown|