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Review: AsapSCIENCE by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown

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Title: AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors & Unexplained Phenomena

Authors: Mitchell Moffit, Greg Brown

From the creators of the wildly popular and seriously scientific YouTube channel, AsapSCIENCE, comes entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible answers to the questions you never got to ask in science class.

Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap? In their first-ever book, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the geniuses behind YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, explain the true science of how things work in their trademark hilarious and fascinating fashion.

Applying the fun, illustrated format of their addictive videos to topics ranging from brain freeze to hiccups to the science of the snooze button, AsapSCIENCE takes the underpinnings of biology, chemistry, physics, and other hard sciences and applies them to everyday life through quirky and relatable examples that will appeal to both science nerds and those who didn’t ace chemistry. This is the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style. And in the spirit of science, no subject is taboo. Amid the humor is great information and cocktail conversation fodder, all thoughtfully presented. Whether you’re a total newbie or the next Albert Einstein, this guide is sure to educate and entertain…ASAP.

Rating: 3/5

I received this book on Netgalley in exchange for a review.

This is a cute little science book. If you have ever seen any of the AsapSCIENCE videos, then you know what to expect: short and sweet explanations with lots of drawings. It’s a very accessible book, it can be read by readers of (almost) any age, even if they know nothing about science.

But I have a complaint: one of the questions the book tries to answer is what’s more painful – childbirth or getting kicked in the balls? The two male authors of the book somehow come to the conclusion that it’s a tie. Now, I’ve never experienced either, but childbirth can last for HOURS – how can a few minutes of pain compare to that?

Still, if you want something quick and fun, but still smart – you should give this book a try.

Btw, how awesome is this video? It’s one of my favortie things AsapSCIENCE has done:


2 thoughts on “Review: AsapSCIENCE by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown

  1. I really like their videos! I’m glad you enjoyed this one overall.
    I think on a pain scale the initial pain of being kicked in the balls is pretty up there, but you’re totally right…childbirth last for hours and that pain does too. So while the pain might match, I think I’d take a few minutes over 10+ hours.

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