What's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? What's the farthest point on land from the sea? Why is frozen milk yellow? And why do flamingos stand on one leg?
From the Back Cover
Can Jumbo jump? Find out on page 104 More questions and answers from the popular 'Last Word' column·Why is frozen milk yellow?
·How do you bury a body in space?
·Will eating bogeys harm you?
·Do upside-down bats get dizzy?
·Can you float on jelly?
Every week, New Scientist
magazine's 'Last Word' column poses another tricky scientific question to its readers around the world, attracting answers that are wise, witty, well-informed and downright wacky. This all-new 'Last Word' collection follows the previous No. 1 bestselling volumes with another irresistible torrent of ingenuity that will delight loyal fans and new readers alike.
About the Author
New Scientist is the best selling and fastest growing science magazine in the world. Why Can't Elephants Jump? is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor of New Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.