16 November 2011

"The Velocity of Honey: And More Science of Everyday Life" by Jay Ingram

A collection of scientific explanations of things we experience every day but do not usually things much about. Things like a drip of honey, why toast lands buttered side down, why leaves change colors in the fall and why people react negatively when a stranger was starring at them. Ingram is careful to explain the science well enough that a layman can understand it but not so deeply that it feels like a science class.

Interesting tidbit: A drip of honey, as far as we can tell (even looking at the microscopic level), never actually disconnects from the source of the dripping. In fine pictures taken of the process, there is still a thin strand of honey (invisible to the eye) that attaches the drip.

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