The Undercover Scientist: Investigating the Mishaps of Everyday Life
, 2009 - Science
- 247 pages
Why do sparks fly when you put metal in the microwave?Why does it hurt so much when you get chilli pepper juice in your eyes?Why can cheese keep for weeks but milk go off while your back is turned?'Shit happens', as the saying goes, but if you want to know why it does, the Undercover Scientist is on hand to explain all. Making his way through one of those days when everything seems to go wrong, Peter Bentley investigates the fascinating science that lies behind the most apparently mundane mishaps - from sleeping through the alarm to battling with immovable superglue - and shows you how to fight back against these everyday disasters.