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Download Why Sh-t Happens: The Science of a Really Bad Day Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter J. Bentley Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Your laptop mysteriously crashes. There's a fresh red wine stain on the carpet. An overhead bird targets your windshield. Sh-t, as they say, happens - to all of us. But have you ever thought about why such accidents occur? It's not just bad luck. What causes the mishaps that can ruin your day?

In Why Sh-t Happens, esteemed scientist Peter J. Bentley tackles the realm of everyday disaster through a highly empirical approach informed by wit and humor. Bentley brilliantly explores accident on a molecular level, arming you with an essential understanding of what went wrong and explaining how to prevent future bouts of misfortune.

Science is respected, trusted, and according to Bentley, widely misunderstood. When your car engine is damaged by the wrong gasoline or the milk goes bad in the fridge, science is not to blame, but rather can provide an explanation. As he makes his way, mishap by mishap, through an imaginary day in which Murphy's Law reigns supreme, Bentley reveals the scientific truths from which our daily aggravations originate.

Sh-t will always happen, and now you will know exactly why. Enter, if you dare, the most accident-prone day of your life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monte | 1/27/2014

    " Great book..."the science of a really bad day" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 1/2/2014

    " I'd been looking forward to reading this, but for whatever reason, it just wasn't what I expected. I'm still plodding through it bit by bit, but there's an awful lot of skimming taking place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/17/2013

    " Enlightening and humorous, unique and smart approach "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/13/2013

    " Fun and witty but not what I was hoping for. I thought the summary on the back was a bit misleading. It was too scientific for me. But it was still fun and easy to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 11/11/2013

    " Not quite what I was expecting, but learned a few things nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jani | 10/25/2013

    " This was a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 9/25/2013

    " Didn't get all the way through this - not quite as good as I had hoped. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BAKU | 11/20/2012

    " Fun, needs a couple of good illustrations. Also it was obvious that it was retitled for American release, and it was, the original ( UK ) title was ' The Undercover Scientist ' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Kelly | 11/2/2012

    " Funniest science book you'll ever read. Your bad hair day gets scientifically analyzed; but in simple, easy to understand language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 5/21/2012

    " The 'plot' of this book is little more than an excuse to teach you neat scientific facts, and that is fine. This wee, nifty text is nothing spectacular, but is full of tidbits ranging from "huh," to "well isn't that neat." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 4/28/2010

    " Interesting look at the science of the things that make up a bad day. In this book, the author plays out the perfect sh*tty day and the explanations behind why disel can't be used in a gasoline engine, microwave oven misshaps and superglue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2010

    " A good overview of the science of everyday life. I picked up a few few things I didn't already know. How glue works was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Garnica | 2/2/2010

    " The science teacher in me lived the simple and concise explanations. The funny bits (a truly Murphy's Law day!) tickled me pink! "

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