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Weird, wild and just plain gross questions and answers inspired by Richard Hammond's TV series Blast Lab Your child will have a fantastic time finding out all sorts of amazing answers to extraordinary questions of the like posed to Richard Hammond and his Blast Lab boffins. Do fish drink water? Why does your leg fall asleep? Do insects fart? Where does all the sand in the Sahara come from? Why is there no gravity in space? How big is a lightning bolt? How fast can a snail actually move? Why do people have red eyes in photographs taken with a flash? Has it ever rained frogs? Why does popcorn pop? Why do we hiccup? Find the answers to all these questions and much much more. If your child has a question, Richard Hammond and Blast Lab have probably got the answers in this hilarious fact-packed guide.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond was born on December 19, 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands, England. He was attracted to automobiles from an early age and it was no surprise that it eventually became the course of his career. After passing from Harrogate College of Art and Technology, Richard Hammond took up the career of an automobile journalist.

In the early days of his career, Hammond worked for a number of radio stations in UK like Radio Lancashire, Radio York, Radio Leeds etc. Soon after, he started hosting the show "Men & Motors" and that was his first step towards automobile journalism.

In 2002, when the show Top Gear was repacked, Richard Hammond was selected as a co-host. Soon his popularity spread far and wide and his comments were thoroughly appreciated. He performed several stunts for the show including getting himself in a sinking car.

During one such stunt, Richard Hammond suffered a severe accident which resulted in a brain injury. Luckily, he was able to cope with it and returned to the show within mere four months. Though the news of brain injury was hidden from public, a full account of the incident was given in his autobiography, On the Edge. The book was pretty successful in the UK and inspired Richard Hammond to write his next book.

In September 18, 2008, Richard's second book, As You Do, was published. The book was about the life behind the scenes of Top Gear. Alike its predecessor, the book did a good number of sale in the UK. Presently, Richard Hammond is determined to continue his career further ahead on the fast lane.

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ISBN: 9781405348027
ISBN-10: 140534802X
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st October 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.09
Edition Number: 1