Why Can’t Elephants Jump?

This is another fun book from New Scientist’s Last Word column and I enjoyed it. A good read, and I actually learnt some stuff (some of it possibly true) along the way.

Why Can't Elephants Jump? Book Cover Why Can't Elephants Jump?
New Scientist
Science
Profile Books
October 7, 2010
240

Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?'.

Why don’t penguin’s feet freeze? (and 114 other questions)

This book was really fun. Its a collection of 115 questions sent into New Scientist magazine, and the answers provided by other readers. Sometimes the answers and sarcastic or funny, and sometimes they are incredibly detailed. I found this book really interesting to read, and I certainly picked up some trivial to annoy my wife along the way. Excellent.

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? Book Cover Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?
New Scientist
Humor
Simon and Schuster
June 5, 2007
224

Presents excerpts from the "Last Word" column of the British magazine New Scientist, providing answers to a series of unique questions about various aspects of science.