How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life by Len Fisher

By Len Fisher

Scientists are within the company of attempting to comprehend the area. Exploring common phenomena, they've got exposed a few of Nature's inner most legislation. we will in flip follow those legislation to our personal lives, to higher clutch and increase our functionality in day-by-day actions as diversified as cooking, remodeling sports-even dunking a doughnut! This booklet makes the technology of the popular a key to commencing the door if you happen to need to know what scientists do, why they do it, and the way they move approximately it. Following the regimen of a typical day, from espresso and breakfast to buying, loved ones chores, activities, a drink, supper, and a tub, we see how the possible mundane grants perception into the main profound medical questions. the various issues incorporated are the artwork and technology of dunking, find out how to boil an egg, how one can tally a grocery store invoice, the technology in the back of hand instruments, catching a ball, or throwing a boomerang, the secrets and techniques of haute delicacies, tub (or beer) foam, and the physics of intercourse.

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I never burnt my m o u t h with them, or saw others meet with the same misfortune, without endeavouring, but in vain, to find out some way of accounting . . for this surprising p h e n o m e n o n . Twelve y e a r s later, he h a d a similar e n c o u n t e r w i t h thick rice soup, which had been brought to him hot but which he had left for an h o u r . His first s p o o n f u l , t a k e n from t h e t o p , w a s cold a n d u n p l e a s a n t . T h e s e c o n d , t a k e n from d e e p e r d o w n , again b u r n e d his m o u t h .

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