The Last Word column in The New Scientist has been answering everyday science questions since 1994 and now has its own book. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin is it’s latest instalment. It asks and answers such questions such as why do dishwashers have such difficulty cleaning spinach off plates and why does halloumi cheese squeak against your teeth?
If you’re into useless facts, then this is for you. It’s a book that you can dip in and out of and good loo reading material.