Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space...and More!: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Lab Accidents, Sex in Space...and More!

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9780061435645: Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space...and More!: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Lab Accidents, Sex in Space...and More!

How much do you know about . . .

  • Obesity
  • Sleep
  • Meteors
  • Aliens
  • Bees
  • Sperm banks
  • Sex in space
  • Duct tape
  • Germs
  • Airport security
  • Death
  • Ancient weapons
  • Rats
  • The Internet
  • Birth
  • Weather
  • Milk
  • Mosquitoes
  • Your body
  • Space disasters

DISCOVER'S 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything is the first book written by the editors of the award-winning DISCOVER magazine. Based on DISCOVER'S most eagerly awaited monthly column, "20 Things You Didn't Know About," this original book looks at many popular—and sometimes unexpected—topics in science and technology, and reveals quirky, intriguing, and little-known facts.

Whether you're just curious or think you already know everything, this book is guaranteed to expand your mind.

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With more than five million readers, DISCOVER is the leading science magazine aimed at the general public. Founded in 1980, this award-winning magazine publishes articles covering science, technology, and the future. New York Magazine called DISCOVER "the science magazine for the interested layman," and the Chicago Tribune said DISCOVER "is the science magazine for anyone who flunked eleventh-grade biology. It tackles topics ranging from global warming to black holes to Neanderthals with a refreshing lack of academic jargon."

Dean Christopher is a regular contributor to DISCOVER, writing book reviews and contributing to the very same column, "20 Things You Didn't Know About," that inspired this book. He has also served as editor-at-large for SPIN magazine and as a contributor to OMNI. Dean's constant yearning to learn has led him to become fluent in French and Spanish. He also spent a decade as a pianist, arranger, and composer in New York, Paris, and Madrid. Dean currently lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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