Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
Author: Sherry Seethaler
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: December 15, 2009
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Prepare to Be Fascinated Why does the flu change every year? What makes glue sticky? What causes out-of-body experiences? Are all brands of gas the same? Will adult stem cells work as well as embryonic stem cells? Is one "horsepower" really equal to the power of one horse? Why can't you sneeze with your eyes open? How much does a cremated body weigh? These are just a few of the fascinating science and health questions real people have asked top science writer and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Sherry Seethaler. "Curious Folks Ask" brings together 162 of her best answers-all crystal-clear, accurate, quick, and a pleasure to read.
Seethaler knows exactly how to cut through jargon, confusion, and myths. She's passionate about sharing what scientists have learned and what they still don't know. She explores everything from our bodies to our best inventions: what makes us healthy, what makes us human, and plenty more. Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, and amazed.