Pigeon Poo, the Universe & Car Paint: And Other Awesome Science Moments
Author: Karl Kruszelnicki
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: August 01, 1997
Did you know...In a classic case of "the nose knows, " research says women sniff out men who have genes to make their babies strong and healthy?The earliest submarine was built in 1620?When pigeon droppings are combined with acid rain they make acids strong enough to eat through steel girders on bridges?
From the bizarre relationship between spider's silk and children's slinkys to the fascinating tale of a man saved from a speeding bullet by his silk handkerchief, Dr. Kruszelnicki covers it all.In this one volume he tells the reader why traffic jams happen in the middle of nowhere, why Elvis was actually buried twiceand why the development of the Pill has increased the divorce rate. By combining scientific fact with wit and layperson's terminology, "Pigeon Poo, the Universe & Car Paint" is sure to captivate and educate the reader.