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by Phil Edwards is a 272-page textbook on general science. Only it’s not the dry, boring, diagram-filled textbook you would find in your average high school science class. It’s a “less-than factual guide” to the fascinating world of science.Think The Daily Show meets Bill Nye and voilà! You’ve got Fake Science 101.
A quick skim of this book and you’ll understand why we yawn in the morning (to create space for Twinkies in your mouth), who Archimedes was (the guy who yelled “Eureka!”), and where the name “Rover” originated (from the second dog ever to visit space).
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