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Curious And Curiouser

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Are cooked mussels safe ONLY if they are open?

Why does alcohol make the opposite sex more attractive?

Why does washing your hands ease your conscience, make it easier to live with hard decisions, and make you more tolerant?

Why does lightning strike the same place twice (and more)?

Do babies get more illnesses when they are "teething"?

What is the science behind people spontan
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Pan MacMillan Australia
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May 30, 2016 David rated it it was ok
Shelves: cleanskin
Really a trivia book but hard not to get something out of it. Whether or not that something will ever be of use is something else.
Apr 29, 2016 Sally rated it liked it
A fun little romp through various areas of scientific curiosity. I've learnt a few things that should be rather entertaining at dinner parties. Given that this book is pitched at a fairly wide demographic I understand the choice to make the exploration of the issues a little shallow, but I would have enjoyed it a little more if the science behind some of these weird and wonderful things was explained in greater detail.
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Mar 02, 2016 Stephen Collins rated it really liked it
Shelves: brain-food
A nice light read for pop-sci fans. No real depth, but great pub trivia fodder.

What is useful is that it's fully referenced. You can get into the real depth of Doctor Karl's work by going to his sources, which in many cases are peer-reviewed papers by the original researchers.

Enjoy it for what it is.
May 06, 2012 Molly rated it really liked it
very interesting in the factual parts, but at times, Dr Karl just rambled a little bit.
Feb 18, 2011 Chupa rated it really liked it
A lot of fun and genuinely interesting little nuggets of information.
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very interesting
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Known popularly as Dr Karl.

Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor at the Kids' Hospital in Sydney.

In 1995 he took up the position of the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University, spreading the good word about science and its benefits.

His enthusiasm
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