Even More Things that Nobody Knows
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There are many, many more things that nobody knows. Do animals have a sense of humor? Why do we have five fingers? How long can humans live? What did Jesus do in his youth? Which speech did Lincoln deliver at Gettysburg? Does the appendix have any use? Is there an odd perfect number? In this witty and enlightening follow-up to The Things that Nobody Knows, William Hartston takes us on a guided tour of 501 further gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behavior, medical science, music, art, and literature.
William Hartston is a mathematician, industrial psychologist, twice winner of the English chess championship, and the author of The Encyclopedia of Useless Information.
"Each mystery is delightfully penned in bite-sized chunks that often includes humorous repertoire . . . highly enjoyable . . . Captivating and inspiring." —New Scientist on The Things That Nobody Knows"Properly researched, and the elegance of its pop-cosmology or pop-biology mini-narratives rivals that of many specialists. It is slyly witty, and pleasingly optimistic." —Steven Poole, Guardian on The Things That Nobody Knows