Why do jellies wobble? Why don't the oceans overflow? Why do racing cars have fat tyres? How do widgets in beer cans work? How many bones does a giraffe have in that long neck? I've been told that dogs only see in black and white. Is that true? How do we know that no two snow crystals are the same? Why is the earth round? And how do we know it is? why do camels have such bad breath? What is a bruise? Are chemicals in my brain responsible for my falling in love? Will they fade as I grow older? How long can love last? Do Cats Have Belly Buttons? is a follow-up to the successful Can Cows Walk Down Stairs?. Answering life's big questions, as well as the small, it unravels the science behind those things we take for granted, and explains just why the world and its contents are as they are. Informative, entertaining, humorous, it is the perfect present for quizaholics, science addicts, the insatiably questioning, and anyone curious about life on earth.
Paul Heiney is a well-known writer, broadcaster and journalist. Best known for the consumer television programme 'Watchdog', hae has been a contributor on all of Britain's national radio networks. His books include 'The Nuts and Bolds of Life' and 'Can Cows Walk Downstairs?'.
A sample of contents:Why is snot green?Is ther anything good about cockroaches?Why don't birds' eggs crack when they're laid?How high does the atmosphere go?How many slices of bread could you toast in a lightning strike?Do trees get cancer?Do alloy wheels make cars go faster?