Does Anything Eat Wasps? And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted To Ask  -     By: NewScientist
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Does Anything Eat Wasps? And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted To Ask

Simon & Schuster / 2006 / Paperback

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How fat do you have to be to become bulletproof? Does beheading hurt? If I had to save myself by surfing down a molten lava flow, what would I be able to stand on that wouldn't melt from the heat of the lava?

These are only a few of the startling, bizarre and downright fascinating questions that people have come up. Taken from New Scientist's "The Last Word" column and answered by a team of researchers, this collection of trivia on bodies, plants, animals, universe, planets, weather, transportation and more is sure to keep you engrossed until the final chapter. 211 pages, indexed.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0743297261
ISBN-13: 9780743297264

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Have you ever thought up a question so completely off-the-wall, so seemingly ridiculous, that you couldn't even find the courage to ask it? Maybe at the sports bar you were transported by the beauty of your beer to wonder, "How long could I live on beer alone?" Or, cycling through the park, you mused, "Did nature invent any wheels?" Or looking up at the night sky, you had a moment of angst, "What would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared -- if it were vaporized or stolen by aliens?"

Full of fun factlets, Does Anything Eat Wasps? is a runaway bestseller around the world. It celebrates the weird and wacky questions -- some trivial, some baffling, all unique -- and their multiple answers culled from "The Last Word," a long-running column in the internationally popular science magazine, New Scientist. Tackling the imponderables of everyday life, sparkling with humor, and bursting with delightful erudition, Does Anything Eat Wasps? is irresistibly entertaining and utterly engrossing.

So, go on. Put away your lab coat and your pencil -- science is fun again.

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