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The Hair of the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises by Karl Sabbagh
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Jan 30, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: science
Read from January 29 to 30, 2012

This was mind-numbingly boring. I was hoping there were a few interesting tidbits of facts here, but all the "surprises" were very basic and not surprising at all. The only thing that was interesting was the "hair of the dog" or why it helps to continue drinking when severely hungover. Nothing I've practiced myself, just the thought is sickening, but it's nice to know that the spinning and quasiness is caused by an imbalance in fluid density between the blood and the fluid in he inner ear. They should be the same. Oh well. I guess I could have found this particular piece of fact somewhere else and it certainly did not justify buying the book or reading all of it. This might be an interesting book if you have no basic knowledge of science and biology, but for all others, this is a dud.

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Reading Progress

01/29/2012 page 55
01/29/2012 page 95
33.0% "This is my punishment for not being able to pick a proper book to read. I thought this would be amusing, but so far it's just boring."
01/30/2012 page 237
81.0% "Almost done. No surprises so far."
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