Giveaway: Signed Copies of Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki’s “Game Of Knowns”

Today I have the pleasure of going to work for the sole purpose of a book signing with Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki. Having hosted and worked on book signings at my store with Dr Karl twice before I know I’m in for a fun filled and crazy day! As many people know Dr. Karl is not only a scientific geniusΒ  with something like four degrees, but he is a genuinely nice all around guy who loves nothing more than to chat to people and make them laugh.

In honour of being part of his book signing, I’m giving away one signed copy of his latest release ‘Game of Knowns’ to one lucky reader on both my blog and another via facebook. To go in the draw to win one of these two signed copies of his book simply leave a comment on either this blog or the facebook status telling me of your favourite scientific fact. The more unusual and funnier the better! It’s that simple.

I’ve never been a big science buff, so don’t be afraid to enter if your not science mad either. Dr. Karl has a way of informing and entertaining his readers all at the same time. He doesn’t talk down in his books and he just makes science fun. Untill reading his books last year, my basic science trivia knowledge was made up from the back of Libra pads that I read when I was younger. Hence feel free to submit your most favourite and hilarious science fact. The more unusual and quirky the better πŸ™‚

Competition closes Midnight Sunday 22nd December, with winner’s announced ASAP. Open to Australian residents only due to the cost of postage.

So don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win.

There are Known Knowns,

Known Unknowns, and

Unknown Unknowns.

And then there is Dr Karl.

The inimitable Dr Karl reigns once more in his Dynasty of 34 Science Books with scintillating science scenarios, techie tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of followers.

In Game of Knowns, he divulges why psychopaths make good kings, how smartphones dumb down our conversations, why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass. He discloses the amazing opportunities that 3D Printing will bring, the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution.

Thereby Science is decreed to be the only true ruler of the kingdom, and there is none better to claim the Throne than Australia’s most trusted and knowledge-thirsty scientist – Dr Karl

 

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33 thoughts on “Giveaway: Signed Copies of Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki’s “Game Of Knowns”

  1. Benjamin Travia says:

    After some research I found this interesting tidbit: “The velvet belly lantern shark comes equipped with spines that glow like lightsabers. These appendages may be a visible warning to predators that any attempt to bite will end with them picking spiky bits out of the roofs of their mouths.” from LiveScience.com

    • Jess says:

      He does doesn’t he?
      We had a very successful signing yesterday – not even kidding, the line was non-stop for over four hours and so incredibly long, but everyone was so patient and Dr. Karl was in his element. Such an inspiring person to meet. And the best part is he makes science understandable for people like me πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the comment, you have been added to the draw.

  2. gowgeesupperclub says:

    Oh my goodness – please pick me. I’ve just decided to take the plunge into the science degree I’ve wanted to do for a while, and I need inspiration from my favourite scientist – I am TERRIFIED of what lies ahead! Lol! Xoxo

  3. gowgeesupperclub says:

    Oh my goodness – please pick me! I’ve just decided to take the plunge into the food science degree I’ve wanted to do for a while. I need inspiration from my favourite scientist! I’m TERRIFIED of what lies ahead! Lol xxx

  4. Nat says:

    Can’t wait to read Dr Karl’s book… Winning it would make this happen a whole lot sooner :). I just love his common sense approach!

  5. Rex Smith says:

    Humans, like most animals, are hardwired into many things – things that are set into our biology. It is only due to our immense intelligence and societal structure that we try to overcome these things and deem them as “childish” or immoral. The fear of death and the unknown are major things that we often deem childish; ie “Stop being a baby, it’s just a pet python; it won’t hurt you.” or “Come and stand right next to the edge of this cliff! No one has fallen off in ages, it’s totally safe!”. Others include our mating patterns, of which I won’t really delve into.

  6. Adam Small says:

    Fact: a thimble full of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tonnes. But I’m sure Dr Karl would already know that!

  7. Kristeen says:

    Love listening to Dr. Karl on JJJ Thursday mornings, can’t wait for it to be back on after the holidays. Would LOVE to win a signed copy of his book, pretty please?!

    • Jess says:

      Dr Karl is saying this is his best book ever, and not just because it’s his latest release, but rather because it deals with all the new and exciting technology that is out and about now (e.g. 3D printers etc).
      Good luck.

  8. Paul Waldron says:

    My favourite scientific fact is the notion of the atoms which make up us all are the result of supernovas forming the higher order elements which constitute the basis of our DNA and every part of life on this earth as we know it.

  9. tedadair says:

    Scientists have discovered a fecal-dwelling microbe called Bacteroides inside slim peoples poop that helps them stay slim. This microbe can be used to help larger people lose weight via a poop transplant.
    Not even a joke…
    I believe they are trying develop the microbe into a food that can be ingested because the latter option isn’t so popular.

    • Jess says:

      Wow. This is probably the most fascinating, and disturbing let’s face it, fact anyone’s posted so far.
      Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
      Adding you into the draw πŸ™‚

  10. Attila Lendvai says:

    Have been listening to Dr Karl for years and years and never been able to get on to ask a live question but his new book would be nearly as good! And by the way, the average mobile phone has more bacteria than the average toilet seat so I hope no one is using their phone right now to add replies!

  11. Andrew Orr says:

    Water is the only natural compound which can exist in 3 states. Gas, liquid and solid. It expands when it gets cold and is responsible for 1000000s of deaths but we can’t live without it. It’s the most common molecule on Earth and one of the most unusual. FREAKY

  12. Bronwyn Haller says:

    My favourite fact would be that facial recognition has been confirmed in corvids and also in social wasps… They can also communicate with their friends if you’ve been an arse to them and bear a grudge!

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