HOW TO – Fossilize your hamster

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This book looks great, here’s the blurb from Amazon… –

How can you measure the speed of light with a bar of chocolate and a microwave oven? To keep a banana from decaying, are you better off rubbing it with lemon juice or refrigerating it? How can you figure out how much your head weighs? Mick O’Hare, who created the New Scientist’s popular science sensations Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?, has the answers. In this fascinating and irresistible new book, O’Hare and the New Scientist team guide you through one hundred intriguing experiments that show essential scientific principles (and human curiosity) in action. Explaining everything from the unusual chemical reaction between Mentos and cola that provokes a geyser to the geological conditions necessary to preserve a family pet for eternity, How to Fossilize Your Hamster is fun, hands-on science that everyone will want to try at home. How to Fossilize Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist: Books: Mick O’Hare, thanks David! – Link.

24 thoughts on “HOW TO – Fossilize your hamster

  1. @wtf – i’m not sure what you mean. MAKE doesn’t get any $ from amazon for linking to a book (we don’t even do affiliate links). it looks like a cool book, i plan on getting it and that’s why i posted it.

  2. It’s a cool book indeed, Santa brought me one this Christmas :) The experiments are great, just off to find some vinegar and milk and make me some plastic … !

  3. I have this book. Reccommended very much if you ask me.
    the chocolate in the microwave test is pretty accurate too!
    also includes the coke and mentos experiment. But i cant see why they put that one in.

  4. You know, I was just thinking to myself, “self, wouldn’t it be nice if someone with very little intelligence flamed a Make post by accusing them of being a shill.”

    Thank you wtf and wetstone, you have made my day.

  5. “I came for fossilized hamsters, but I was sorely disappointed. Nonetheless, I’m totally buying this book.”

    I was looking for a way to fossilize my dog Seymour.

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