Stupid Science: Weird Experiments, Mad Scientists, and Idiots in the Lab [NOOK Book]

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New York Times best-selling humorist Leland Gregory chronicles laboratory experiments gone awry, modern-day mad scientists, and scientific mythconceptions inside Stupid Science. Consider these cases of misdirected human activity, each in the name of science:

* The Illinois Department of Conservation spent $180,000 to study the contents of owl vomit.

* Georgia State University psychology professor James Dabbs discovered in 1988 that trial lawyers have about 30 percent more testosterone in their bodies than normal ...

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Stupid Science: Weird Experiments, Mad Scientists, and Idiots in the Lab

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Overview

New York Times best-selling humorist Leland Gregory chronicles laboratory experiments gone awry, modern-day mad scientists, and scientific mythconceptions inside Stupid Science. Consider these cases of misdirected human activity, each in the name of science:

* The Illinois Department of Conservation spent $180,000 to study the contents of owl vomit.

* Georgia State University psychology professor James Dabbs discovered in 1988 that trial lawyers have about 30 percent more testosterone in their bodies than normal people (regardless of gender). Dabbs stated in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology that high testosterone levels are often linked to aggressiveness and antisocial behavior. We all knew that lawyers were full of something--now we know it's testosterone.

* What do stinky cheese and unclean feet have in common? They both attract mosquitoes according to a November 8, 1996 article from Reuters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740792113
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 419,036
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory‚Äôs Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals.  A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    half funny kind of.

    I read stupid history and it was a good book, there were moments where it lagged but I liked it. This book, started off good and funny, but then it stopped being funny, and just told you a bunch of things science was doing that wasn't funny making you wonder why it was in the book, was it just filler? did the author have a hard time finding things? the books o.k it had it moments, one in particular. but I would have rather paid a lot less for it.

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