The Last Word – Quick Review

Last Word

New Scientist

Oxford University Press (1998), 229 pages

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This is a collection of questions from the New Scientist’s Last Word column where  New Scientist readers pose questions about everyday scientific conundrums.  Queries include, “How loud was the Big Bang?”, “What causes crystal glasses to go cloudy in the dishwasher?”, “Why do men have nipples?”, “Why are left-handed people at a greater risk of accidental death?”, and “Why do flying fish fly?”   The Last Word is an entertaining way to kill a few hours and change your view of everyday items and events.

7/10

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