From the Back Cover
* Why does garlic make your breath smell?
* How many germs are there on a coin?
* What makes you left-handed or right-handed?
* Do fish get thirsty?
* Does it matter which lottery numbers you choose?
New Scientist magazine's supremely popular 'Last Word' column offers an endless array of fascinating questions and answers from its readers. Here is a brand-new collection of the very best of them, in another dazzling mixture of serious enquiry, brilliant insight and the hilariously unexpected.
Two previous 'Last Word' collections - Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? - are No. 1 bestsellers, and both are firm favourites with a wide range of readers. This eagerly awaited third volume is as full of wit, wisdom and wackiness as ever - it will be irresistible for 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.