'Wiseman's easy-going divertissement recounts numerous curiosities
of modern psycology.' -- Guardian
'entertaining and energetic...packed with vignettes that are
perfect for dinner parties or pub conversations.' -- The Times
From the Back Cover
Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected?
Professor Richard Wiseman uncovers the secret ingredients of charisma, explores how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examines why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread.
· The funniest joke in the world
· How your surname influences your life
· What the way you walk reveals about your personality
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