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The universe is like a really big world filled with really difficult questions and lots of comets. "Fake Science 101" is here to tackle those questions that are too tough to really answer. Like why is the sky blue? Where did the dinosaurs go? And what's with Einstein's hair?

If you love Fake Science on the World Wide Web, you will love it even more on paper.* This cutting-e
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 12th 2012 by Adams Media Corporation (first published July 18th 2012)
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Jsrott
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is not a book that should be read in one sitting- while it's hilarious, the humor is best appreciated in smaller doses so that each little dig can be savored. It almost hit a little TOO close to home at times, but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. Will definitely recommend to all my science nerd friends and coworkers. ...more
Benjamin
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
One of the challenges of creating content on the internet is that it is usually quickly and readily consumed and forgotten by the web-browsing public. Monetizing this content is even more difficult because of the aforementioned reasons. That being said, there are many ways the creators of internet content can make some money off of their product. Sometimes this takes the form of T-shirts or other, physical items, but oftentimes the choice of internet creators is a book. For Fake Science, which u ...more
Dee Eisel
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor, science
I really wanted to like this book. I love science, I love humor books, and this seemed like a great intersection. It's a glossy, pretty book, but I was sad to find the content doesn't match the packaging.

Maybe that's because I'm coming off the stellar The Disappearing Spoon, which was hilarious in parts itself, but many of the jokes in this book fell flat. It starts out well, with a fairly funny introduction, and I love the idea of a quiz at the end of every chapter. Over the course of the book,
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Arensb
Jul 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
The best themed humor comes about when the author understands a field well enough to knowledgeably make fun of it (for instance, Tom Lehrer's "Lobachevsky" or the Bureau Chiefs' Write More Good: An Absolutely Phony Guide). Unfortunately, judging by "Fake Science 101", it doesn't seem as though Edwards knows enough about science to really poke fun at it.
It's okay, but not great. Good enough to finish, but it won't become a classic.
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Jim
Aug 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
I bought this thinking it would be good way to introduce science to the kids, that it would be funny. Therein lies the problem, the humor is distracting. In fact it's distracting and may led the kids to form the wrong conclusion about whatever is this man is trying to explain...In layman's terms...it sucks...

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Ben Baker
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Surprisingly dull considering the original website posts were so much fun. Its a hard subject to find new comic spins on after a century of spoofing and while there's a few laughs, it doesn't sustain a full book. ...more
Lorraine
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious, to fully comprehend the intricacies of this book a bit of a background in science helps.
Nicole
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Four stars for being well-written, and one extra star for being the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. ...more
Winson
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book helped me ace my science exams
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Featured on Skeptically Speaking show #187 on October 28, 2012, during an interview with author Phil Edwards. http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episode... ...more
Christina
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious.
Timothy
Jan 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dislike
Some books try to be funny and succeed.

This is not one of those.
Sara
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very funny book. :) Laughed a lot!
Wesley James
Very humorous, with excellent photoshopped images serving to add to the humor.
Jacquie
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
A fun little book from the author of the website of the same name. It was pretty cheesy in a lot of parts with some very forced humor, but other sections did give me a good genuine chuckle.
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