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New Scientist

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

New Scientist Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? And Answers To 100 Other Weird And Wacky Question
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Amazing and intriguing questions and answers from the team behind the international phenomenon Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?

The popular-science magazine behind the runaway international bestsellers Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? and Does Anything Eat Wasps? takes on another irresistible batch of the strange, silly, and mind-boggling questions that plague curious minds the world over:

  • Can pigeons sweat, can fish get thirsty, and can insects get fat?
  • Could a person commit the perfect murder by killing someone the day after receiving a full blood transfusion?
  • Is there a way to beat the odds of the lottery by using math?
  • How much mucus does a nose produce during the average cold?
  • If forced to eat parts of yourself to survive, which non-vital organs would be the most nutritious?

Culled from New Scientist’s popular “The Last Word” column and edited by Mick O’Hare, the author of How to Fossilize Your Hamster, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is guaranteed to amuse and amaze as much as it informs.

(And if a polar bear appears to be lonely, it probably means there wasn’t enough walrus for dinner.)

Praise for the New Scientist series

Praise for How to Fossilize Your Hamster

""Mad science is back. Only here, it’s less evil and not just for kids. Eighty simple and charming experiments meant to be conducted in the comfort of one’s own home illustrate scientific principles in action.""—Science News

""Forget graduate school. New Scientist… outlines how you can eat and drink your way to scientific discovery…. It’s a funny and very adult twist on the classic baking-soda volcano projects of our childhood.""—Wired Magazine

Praise for Why Don’t Penguin’s Feet Freeze?

""If you have ever wondered why hair turns grey, fingers get crinkled in the bath or if the Great Wall of China really is visible from space, Mick O’Hare has the answers.""—CNN

""Extraordinary book…. Responsible for putting popular science back on its feet."" —BBC Radio 5 Live

""Hold the answers to all the world’s little mysteries.""—Evening Standard (London)

""At last, the mysteries of the world are explained… The book everyone is taking about.""—Independent on Sunday (London)

Praise for Does Anything Eat Wasps?

""Witty, unexpected and imaginative.""—Daily Express (London)

""Fascinating things you never knew you wanted to know.""—Daily Mirror (London)

Praise for the New Scientist series

Praise for How to Fossilize Your Hamster

""Mad science is back. Only here, it’s less evil and not just for kids. Eighty simple and charming experiments meant to be conducted in the comfort of one’s own home illustrate scientific principles in action.""—Science News

""Forget graduate school. New Scientist… outlines how you can eat and drink your way to scientific discovery…. It’s a funny and very adult twist on the classic baking-soda volcano projects of our childhood.""—Wired Magazine

Praise for Why Don’t Penguin’s Feet Freeze?

""If you have ever wondered why hair turns grey, fingers get crinkled in the bath or if the Great Wall of China really is visible from space, Mick O’Hare has the answers.""—CNN

""Extraordinary book…. Responsible for putting popular science back on its feet."" —BBC Radio 5 Live

""Hold the answers to all the world’s little mysteries.""—Evening Standard (London)

""At last, the mysteries of the world are explained… The book everyone is taking about.""—Independent on Sunday (London)

Praise for Does Anything Eat Wasps?

""Witty, unexpected and imaginative.""—Daily Express (London)

""Fascinating things you never knew you wanted to know.""—Daily Mirror (London)


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