Book: Curious Folks Ask 2

For more interesting facts about the natural world, check out Curious Folks Ask 2 (FT Press, $20), the sequel to Dr. Sherry Seethaler’s 2009 bestseller. A renowned scholar and science writer, Seethaler explains 188 common unknowns—like why stationary clouds form over mountain peaks, how static electricity works, what makes hard-boiled-egg yolk turn green, and my personal favorite—how eye boogers form in dogs. Worthless information, a strict utilitarian might say; but nonetheless fascinating and always good for conversation.