Depending on who you ask, all science can be strange. For example, in the immortal words of The Insane Clown Posse, "I've seen miracles all around me, stop and look around it's all astounding, water, fire air and dirt, f*cking magnets, how do they work? I don't want to talk to a scientist, ya'll MF lying and getting me pissed..." See?
From the advent of photography in the 19th and into the 20th century, medical students, often in secrecy, took photographs of themselves with the cadavers that they dissected: their first patients. Learn More
Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment, and a founding father of the United States. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an electric-shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked. Learn More
When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen at the Lincoln Park Zoo on the morning of August 3, 1962, little did he know that he was about to become the test subject in an experiment to determine what happens to an elephant given a massive dose of LSD. Learn More
The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Learn More
The average American weighs 175 pounds. But at a bit over one pound per day, every day of the year, that one person produces an annual output over twice their body weight! That lovely bit of math is merely the title of this book — the inside pages of Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year go even further, overflowing with amazing facts, fascinating trivia, and amusing stories. Learn More