AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena

AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena

by Mitchell Moffit, Greg Brown

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Overview

The instant New York Times bestselling book of entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible illustrated answers to the scientific “questions you had no idea were bugging you all your life” (Fast Company), from the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE.

Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap? In their first-ever book, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the geniuses behind the YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, explain the true science of how things work in their trademark hilarious and fascinating fashion.

Applying the fun, illustrated format of their addictive videos to topics ranging from brain freeze to hiccups to the science of the snooze button, AsapSCIENCE takes the underpinnings of biology, chemistry, physics, and other hard sciences and applies them to everyday life through quirky and relatable examples that will appeal to both science nerds and those who didn’t exactly ace chemistry. This is the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style.

“Science is big fun. The ASAP guys get that, and they’ll show you—they’ll even draw you a diagram” (Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”). And amid the humor is great information and cocktail conversation fodder, all thoughtfully presented. Whether you’re a total newbie or the next Albert Einstein, this guide is sure to educate and entertain...ASAP.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476756226
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 287,875
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mitchell Moffit is the cocreator of the award-winning YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE. He graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario in 2012.

Greg Brown is the cocreator of the award-winning YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE. He graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario in 2012.

Table of Contents

Resolving Persistent Questions, Rumors, and Weird Phenomena

Does being cold make you sick? 3

Are silent farts more deadly? 9

Is cracking your joints bad for you? 15

Is the 5-second rule legitimate? 19

Which is worse: childbirth or getting kicked in the balls? 25

Does shaving make your hair grow thicker? 33

Can sneezing pop your eyeballs out? 39

Could you spontaneously combust? 45

Is binge TV watching bad for you? 51

Which come first: the chicken or the egg? 55

Body Talk

Brain farts 65

The science of bad breath 71

Can snot save us? 77

Is there a hiccup cure? 83

The scientific secret of muscle & strength 89

Why are men so hairy? 95

The science of aging 101

The science of brain freeze 107

Hypotheticals

Could a zombie apocalypse happen? 115

What if you stopped going outside? 121

Sensory Perception

Why do we get pins and needles? 129

Why do we itch? 135

Selfie science: Why do we hate photos of ourselves? 141

Where does all the light go when you turn off the lights? 145

Why does time feel faster as we age? 149

Hot Sex and Other Amorous Pursuits

The science of sexy 159

The science of heartbreak 163

The science of love 169

The science of orgasms 175

Will dancing get you laid? 181

Getting to the Bottom of Bad Behavior

The science of swearing 189

The science of lying 193

The science of procrastination 199

The scientific hangover cure 205

Dreaming, Waking, Napping, Sleeping

The scientific power of naps 213

The science of morning wood 217

The science of lucid dreaming 223

What are eye boogers? 229

Should you use the snooze button? 235

What if you stopped sleeping? 241

Acknowledgments 248

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