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on July 17, 2012
I read a lot of these books of esoteric knowledge. This one is top notch.. The information is presented in a question and answer format. There is enough detail to fully explain the topic, but the entries are short enough to keep the book moving. The author is genuinely amusing. Many of authors of this type of book try way too hard to be funny, and their books end up sounding forced and snarky. That's not the case here.
Topics I found especially interesting or amusing included, why we have "red eye" in photos; why your ethnicity is reflected in your earwax; why albino eyes look pink; how Viagra works; what kind of parasites can live in various parts of the human body; why smokers have a 50% higher chance of losing their teeth; what did women use before tampons were invented; and much more.
I promise you will not be bored reading this book.