A Neutron Walks Into A Bar... Random Facts About Our Universe And Everything In It

October 17, 2012, 15:37

Fun, quirky and informative, A Neutron Walks Into A Bar... is a collection of facts, definitions, explanations, biographies and jokes guaranteed to quench a thirst for knowledge, discovery and humour that's out of the ordinary.


A Neutron Walks Into a Bar... is a jam-packed book with bizarre facts, scientific definitions and mind-blowing explanations collected from science enthusiasts, celebrities and members of the public around the world.  The perfect book for geeks and nerds, pub-quiz merchants or anyone wanting to update their ‘useless-information’ bank. From everything you never knew about water, to the hidden dangers of nutmeg, this book is a fun way to impress your mates, infuriate your family and learn new things about the world we live in.

 This book began its life as Science140, an exciting social media project co-ordinated by four Irish science communicators and enthusiasts including Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, presenter of RTÉ's The Science Squad, Maria Delaney, Humphrey Jones and Paul O'Dwyer. Since its launch on Twitter in the spring of 2012, thousands of tweets have been collected, each explaining a scientific principle, fact, joke or biography in 140 characters or less. The tweets collected are on a range of topics from astronomy to zoology, and have been compiled by science enthusiasts, educators, members of the public and celebrities from all over the world.

Neither a textbook nor a definitive guide to science, A Neutron Walks Into a Bar... is a fun way to learn new, interesting and unusual things about the world we live in! What's even better is all proceeds are in aid of Cystic Fibrosis research, in partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI). 

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system. Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world with almost 7 in every 10,000 people with the disease. 

The book will be available in all book stores from the 18th of October, published by Hachette Ireland, priced at €12.99 or you can order here on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Neutron-Walks-Into-Bar-ebook/dp/B008S4G2LG

For more information about the project visit http://www.science140.org/ or https://twitter.com/science140

For more information about Cystic Fibrosis visit http://www.cfireland.ie/ or https://twitter.com/cf_ireland