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Publisher's Summary

From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes.
©2003 ECW PRESS (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Marsha L. Woerner on 12-05-14

Interesting facts, but the narrator's lacking

What didn’t you like about Nick Hahn’s performance?

His pronunciation of scientific words should have been researched! It's a little jarring to hear words pronounced as they are spelled as opposed to how they should be said! I have a bit more of a science background than average, and the mispronunciations spread misunderstanding and the belief that science is hard! (It's not)

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It's a fun book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By J. D. Stevens on 02-20-13

ANOTHER book ruined by bad narration

I will never again buy an audiobook produced by Audible. This is the second one I've purchased with a distractingly terrible narrator. His frequent mispronunciations, awkward cadence, and obvious lack of interest in the material made it unlistenable. This did not sound like a professionally produced audiobook. I will be requesting a credit refund (again).

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