The editors of New Scientist, one of the world’s leading science and technology magazines, have put together 100++ ideas guaranteed to excite your mind, challenge your body, and fill you with wonder.
Stroke a Martian and 99 Other Things to Do Before You Die Plus 5 to Do Afterward
Editors of New Scientist Magazine
Walker Publishing Company, Inc
Maura Fadden Rosenthal
As the title implies, not the stroking a Martian part, this book is a collection of things one could do before dying and surprisingly another five things to do with your body after dying.
Some of the things on it are relatively easy and fun to do like extracting your DNA, making a nitrogen ice cream, measuring the speed of light using a chocolate, weighing your head, etc. So go ahead and turn your home into a laboratory. These are fun to do. Believe me. 😉
While some collections are easy to do, others require a great deal of effort, time, and money to accomplish like walking on a lava, standing on South Pole, standing on top of the world, swiming in a bioluminescent bay, etc.
I love science and discovery and because of that I superbly love this book. Found this while skimming through the shelves at the university library finding some books about thesis writing. Got intrigued with the title so decided to take a break from my paper and do a leisurely reading. I don’t know if that was a good idea because after going through the first few pages I got lost in it, do not want to put it down, and completely forgotten my paper and the impending deadline.
Some consider this a bathroom book others a coffee break book. Either way, this is an interesting read worth earning a spot on your very own book shelf. I got few ideas out of it and know you will too. Did you know you can turn into a diamond after dying? 😉