'a world stranger than fiction...' -- The Independent, November 2, 2005
'endlessly fascinating and an absolute treat. Ideal for dipping and browsing [and] crammed with so much odd information...' -- Scotland on Sunday, November 13, 2005
'it's amazing how fascinating things you never knew you wanted to know really are...' -- Daily Mirror, November 3, 2005
How long can I live on beer alone? Why do people have eyebrows? Has nature invented any wheels? Plus ninety-nine other questions answered.
About the Author
Mick O'Hare wears one hat as production editor for New Scientist
and another as editor of 'Last Word' column of questions and answers at the back of the magazine. In this latter guise he edited Profile's recent bestselling book Does Anything Eat Wasps?
and its successor Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?
Mick joined New Scientist
fourteen years ago after being the production editor for Autosport
. Because you can take the boy out of the north but you can't take the north out of the boy, he freelances as a rugby league writer and also edits sports books. More importantly he is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Rugby League Club. He has a geology degree but retains a healthy disregard for crystallography.