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Eureka!: Mindblowing Science Every Day of the Year

New Scientist

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Shout 'Eureka!' all year round with this bumper new gift book from New Scientist, bringing together the funniest, most mind-boggling questions from the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column: find out why flamingos are pink, why we get morning breath, how to measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar and does anything really eat wasps?

Could you surf down an erupting volcano?

Why do zebras have stripes?

Are you breathing the same air as Leonardo da Vinci?

Are there any green mammals?

Why do pineapples have spikes?

Why do songs get stuck in your head?

What happens when black holes collide?

Can you extract your DNA?

New Scientist has been a treasure trove of fascinating and surprising questions and answers for over a decade. From how to measure the speed of light using chocolate, to why dogs howl at sirens, Eureka! brings together 365 mindblowing questions, fascinating facts and exciting experiments.

If you've ever wondered how to escape quicksand, what would happen if the moon vanished, and why cats (nearly) always land on their feet, you've come to the right place.

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