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"It is a great nuisance that knowledge can only be acquired by hard work." W. Somerset Maugham
Are cooked mussels safe ONLY if they are open?
Why does alcohol make the opposite sex more attractive?
Why does washing your hands ease your conscience, make it easier to live with hard decisions, and make you more tolerant?
Why does lightning strike the same place twice (and more)?
Do babies get more illnesses when they are 'teething'?
What is the science behind people spontaneously bursting into flames?
And what's more hygienic – an air blower or a paper towel?
ISBN: 9781742611709 ISBN-10: 1742611702 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 1st October 2012 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1
Karl’s media career began in 1981, when he started presenting ‘Great Moments In Science ‘ on Double J to pay his way through medical school. Since then, his media career has exploded from radio to include TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, and of course, the Net. Karl made his TV debut in 1985 as the presenter of the first series of Quantum. Since 1986 he has reported science on the Midday Show, Good Morning Australia (including a full-time stint in 1991-2 as the TV Weatherman and science reporter), the Today Show and Channel 7?s breakfast program Sunrise. Along side his fellow geek Adam Spencer, he has written and co-produced two series of Sleek Geeks for ABC TV. Karl also popularises science on ABC radio stations across Australia and, on the BBC, for several hours each week.
In 2012, Asteroid 18412 was named in honour of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – it was discovered by Robert H. McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, on June 13, 1993.
Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor.
He is the author of 34 popular science books, with No. 35 & 36 on the way. Dr Karl is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.