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101 Bets You Will Always Win : The Science of the Seemingly Impossible - Richard Wiseman

101 Bets You Will Always Win

The Science of the Seemingly Impossible

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2016
ISBN: 9781509824007
Number Of Pages: 128

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Attracting over 350 million views, Richard Wiseman's Quirkology YouTube channel has attracted legions of fans with its engaging blend of science and illusion.

In this astonishing collection of fun tricks and puzzles you will discover the amazing secrets to 101 seemingly impossible bets, including how to:

  • balance a coin on the edge of a banknote
  • walk through a postcard
  • create a pen that writes any colour
  • transform a tea towel into a chicken
101 Bets That You Will Always Win is a jaw-dropping mix of lateral thinking, unbelievable magic tricks, scintillating science stunts, fabulous factoids, mathematical mischief, and cunning conundrums which will appeal to curious minds everywhere.

Written in the fast-moving, smart-thinking, and somewhat surreal style adored by Quirkology fans across the globe, 101 Bets That You Will Always Win reveals the science of the seemingly impossible and shows you how to confound colleagues, dazzle on dates, flummox friends and family, and be the life and soul of the party.

About the Author

Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and is Britain's only Professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology. He has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas, including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal, is frequently quoted by the media, and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes across the world. He is the author of the international bestseller 59 Seconds.

** Section - i: Welcome* Section - ii: Before We Start* Chapter - 1: Body Magic: Ten Ways to Win with Your Hands and Feet* Chapter - 2: Money Matters: Ten Ways to Win with Coins and Notes* Chapter - 3: Matchstick Mayhem: Ten Ways to Win with Matches* Chapter - 4: Outside the Box: Ten Ways to Win with Lateral Thinking* Chapter - 5: Getting Geeky: Ten Ways to Win with Especially Sneaky Science* Chapter - 6: Water Works: Ten Ways to Win with Liquid* Chapter - 7: Kitchen Capers: Ten Ways to Win with Food* Chapter - 8: Now You See It: Ten Ways to Win with Magic and Illusion* Chapter - 9: Instant Superhero: Ten Ways to Win by Achieving the Impossible* Chapter - 10: Playing with Fire: Ten Ways to Win with Matches and Candles* Chapter - 11: Feeling Lucky?** Acknowledgements - iii: Feeling Lucky?

ISBN: 9781509824007
ISBN-10: 1509824006
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 30th August 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.24

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