The Totally Useless History of Science: Cranks, Curiosities, Crazy Experiments and Wild Speculations

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The Totally Useless History of Science: Cranks, Curiosities, Crazy Experiments and Wild Speculations

by Ian Crofton

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Forget Boyle’s law, polymer chains, cellular respiration and fields of force – here’s all the really interesting stuff you never learnt during science lessons at school. But this isn’t fantasy, this is hard fact:

  • Fact: The stethoscope owes its invention in 1816 to a young doctor who was too embarrassed to put his ear to a young woman’s chest
  • Fact: In 1954 a Soviet surgeon grafted a puppy’s head onto the shoulder of a German shepherd dog
  • Fact: Since falling off a ship in 1992, fleets of yellow rubber ducks have provided invaluable data on the currents of the world’s oceans
Totally Useless History of Science covers all the important (and some of the totally unimportant) branches of science:
  • Physics: from experiments involving the slow removal of one’s stockings to the Dutchman who tested the Doppler effect by placing an entire orchestra on a railway wagon.
  • Zoology: from the spontaneous generation of mice from rotting wheat to the ‘discovery’ that swallows spend their winters at the bottom of lakes
  • Botany: from the rhododendron honey that makes men mad to the use of ginger as an equine suppository
  • Meteorology: from showers of frogs and fish to the man struck by lightning seven times
  • Astronomy: from the Greek philosopher who believed the sun was a great disk of blazing metal to the American astronomer who saw irrigation canals on Mars

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