The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia: A Startling Collection of Scientific Trivia You'll Never Need to Know

The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia: A Startling Collection of Scientific Trivia You'll Never Need to Know

by Wendy Leonard, Steve Karanas, Matt C. Ryan
     
 

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Did you know that cacao beans are actually seeds (not beans) from the cacao tree? Technically speaking, this makes chocolate a fruit! 

Did you know that a single ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire more than 5 miles (8 km) long?

Did you know that dolphins sleep with only half their brain at a time?

The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless

Overview

Did you know that cacao beans are actually seeds (not beans) from the cacao tree? Technically speaking, this makes chocolate a fruit! 

Did you know that a single ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire more than 5 miles (8 km) long?

Did you know that dolphins sleep with only half their brain at a time?

The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia is the ideal book for the intellectually curious mind. Loaded with nearly 2,000 fun facts and lots of fun comics and illustrations , this encyclopedia will arm you with hundreds of useless (and not so useless!) scientific tidbits--perfect for anyone looking to stimulate the mind or simply to impress at a party. Featuring a range of subjects, from anatomy and anthropology to physics and psychology, it's a virtual treasure trove of information!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620872031
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,136,426
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Wendy
Leonard, PhD, MPH is an award-winning expert medical writer and has been using her gift for translating medical jargon into lay-friendly language for over 25 years. A member of the American Public Health Association, Wendy is also the Medical News Anchor for Montgomery Undercover on Mocovox.com, and resides in the Agricultural
Reserve, north of Washington D.C.

Illustrator Matt Ryan and gag writer Steve Karanas began their comic and cartoon collaborations while attending high school in Granby, Connecticut.
Their popular “Junk Food” comic strip regularly appears in newspapers,
websites, and other publications. Ryan has been illustrating cartoons and teaching the craft for nearly two decades. He lives in Granby with his wife and two daughters. Steve writes jokes and performs comedy, but has not yet convinced anyone to marry him. He lives in Enfield, Connecticut with the
Goddess, Artemis—a five-year-old black Labrador retriever.

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