Uncover the amazing true history of the alchemists, and join the world’s most inquisitive people as they tackle nature’s deepest mysteries: How big is the Earth? What’s the smallest thing that exists? Can we see the edge of the universe? And find the answers to those pesky questions we all wonder about: Is it faster to swim in water or syrup? And where’s my invisibility cloak? This engaging collection of favorites from the pages of Ask magazine is brimming with all-true stories, cartoons, and big ideas, lavishly illustrated in full color. Sure to delight, tickle, and inspire the curious child in everyone.