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Or there is the well-known case of the chap who wondered which component of
his mixed drink caused his inevitable intoxication. He tried bourbon and water,
rum and water, scotch and water, rye and water, gin and water and concluded, ...
water caused his drunkenness. He then gritted his teeth and tried water alone—
with negative results. When I last saw him he had concluded that the glass was
the intoxicating agent, and he was about to begin another series of experiments ...
The brain interprets all messages from the nerve connecting it to the eye as
having been caused by light, hence with a punch one "sees" stars. Even if the
sense organ is no longer there, only the stump of its nerve, the brain interprets
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review