Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is also a bestselling author and a popular science commentator on radio and television. He appears on Triple J and other ABC radio stations, on BBC radio, and is one half of the Sleek Geeks (ABC TV). Dr Karl's book is based on his popular Good Weekend column, 'Mythconceptions'.
Is the toilet cleaner than the office desk? Did Man really land on the moon? Is the Black box black? Does a soul weigh 21 grams at the time of human death? Did Einstein fail school? Why isn't a quantum leap huge? Do we really use only 10% of our brain? Did hydrogen seal the fate the fate of the Hindenburg airship? Does a duck's quack echo? Is there really a truth serum? Is a camel's hump full of water? And is it really written in the stars? For answers to these, and a galaxy full of funny facts and dizzying discoveries about life and science, lay your hands on Dr Karl's Great Mythconceptions as soon as you can.