What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Which properties give you the best chance of winning at Monopoly? And why is it always so difficult to get ketchup to come out of a full bottle? For the past three years science writer Robert Matthews has provided answers to the most baffling, intriguing and occasionally downright trivial questions of "Sunday Telegraph" readers, and come up with some surprising results. From the farthest reaches of the universe to the mysterious fate of odd socks, this collection of questions and answers unravels the science behind the world around us, disproving once and for all the theory that science is just something that balding men in lab coats do to pass the time. Entertaining, enlightening and often inspired, this book is a must-read for all inquisitive minds.