By Holper, PaulBy Torok, SimonIllustrated by Axelsen, Stephen
Read all about the $7000 shirt which rolls up its own sleeves in hot weather; the man-made powder that can cause rain clouds to vanish from the sky; how to save the world with your PC; and the drinking glass that automatically alerts a waiter that it needs refilling!Did you know ...that the wonder drug of the 20th century, penicillin, was an accidental discovery on a mouldy culture dish? Or that the world's oldest dinosaur vomit has been dug up as a fossil in Britain?! Have you heard the theories: that plants actually scream when cut or damaged; towing icebergs around the world could solve major water shortages; teddy bears in doctors' surgeries could be making babies sicker; and why does Ian Thorpe swim so fast?!Weird! Amazing Inventions and Wacky Sciencehas all this and much, much more! The book is divided into ten sections:Amazing inventions & crazy (but true) patent applications and ideas Accidental inventions & fascinating discoveriesBizarre theories and oddball observationsWacky experiments and extraordinary scientistsIncredible animals and plantsWeird words and daft definitionsGreat hoaxesExperiments and expeditions that ended in tearsfurther reading and websitesRead more
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