Stupid Science

Stupid History

Book 4
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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New York Times best-selling humorist Leland Gregory chronicles laboratory experiments gone awry, modern-day mad scientists, and scientific mythconceptions inside Stupid Science. Consider these cases of misdirected human activity, each in the name of science:

* The Illinois Department of Conservation spent $180,000 to study the contents of owl vomit.

* Georgia State University psychology professor James Dabbs discovered in 1988 that trial lawyers have about 30 percent more testosterone in their bodies than normal people (regardless of gender). Dabbs stated in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology that high testosterone levels are often linked to aggressiveness and "antisocial behavior." We all knew that lawyers were full of something--now we know it's testosterone.

* What do stinky cheese and unclean feet have in common? They both attract mosquitoes according to a November 8, 1996 article from Reuters.

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About the author

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's "Stupid"-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including "What's the Number for 911?" and the "New York Times" best-sellers "Stupid American History" and "America's Dumbest Criminals." A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's "Today" show.
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Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Published on
Jun 15, 2009
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780740792113
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Language
English
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Genres
Humor / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
Humor / General
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