Author(s): Erwin Brecher
Astound your friends! Impress party guests! Annoy your relatives! This book contains 100 fascinating science puzzles. The answer to each problem explains a scientific principle in easy-to-understand terms, so not only are you solving puzzles, you are having fun while you learn!
Mensan Erwin Brecher was educated in Vienna, Czechoslovakia and London, where he studied physics, economics and engineering. He entered business after World War Two and became a Name at Lloyds of London in 1974. He has since written some 22 books on non-fiction subjects, most of them puzzle books of high quality and wide variety. Mensan Mike Gerrard won the Evening Standard 'Brain of London' competition in 1980. Mike studied physics and education and has taught science in many schools. He received and MSc and went on to write for the Schools Council, an advisory body in the UK, as well as several books.
This fun book takes a slightly different look at puzzle questions, and all of the posers are based on real-world science. So you'll learn why a golf ball has dimples, why feet feel cold on a wooden floor and of course how you get an egg into a bottle!, Other puzzles include:; Can you Fit a Battleship in a Bathtub?; The Leaning Tower of Dominoes; Which weigh more: Feathers or Gold?; The Fast Car; Bootstrap Elevator; Iron Doughnut; Two Cannonballs; Bottle and Coin; Perpetual Motion; and many more.