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“After reading this hilarious book, you'll never look at scientists in the same way again.”
--Terry Jones, bestselling author and Python
“Wonderful! The definitive compendium of quirky, jaw-dropping research”
--Richard Wiseman, author of :59 seconds
“Delightful... a pleasure to read in the bathroom and in the bedroom, and the kind of book that makes you seem smarter when you share it with friends (just make sure you wash your hands first).”
--Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational
“Marc Abrahams is a perfectly calibrated filtration system into which all of science is poured and out of which comes pure, giddy goofball delight. This book is a delicious, addictive treat.”
--Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Packing for Mars
Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and a weekly columnist for the Guardian. He is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour achievements that make people laugh, and then think, and which are presented in an annual ceremony at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Robin.
Not really as funny or engaging as I had hoped, but that's more of a style thing for me. The author's voice just isn't very much like my own. Still well-written and a funny idea.Published 8 months ago by M. Weigand
There is no meat on this chicken. This is like reading headline news. Waste of time. I recommend not buying this book.Published on April 14, 2013 by Diane
I bought this for a friend because I heard and interview with the author on NPR and it sounded like the perfect gift for my friend!Published on February 26, 2013 by Mary
Funniest book on matters dark and rare he's read in awhile. He laughed out loud most of the time he's been reading it!!Published on January 10, 2013 by J. Watson