Vegetarians Who Drink Beer Aren’t Vegetarians, Castration Cure for Baldness! Does Dr Karl’s Latest Brain Food, Teach Us Stuff as Good as This?
Brain Food is Dr Karl’s latest book. It’s a lot heavier than his previous stuff and laid out completely differently. But does it still correct the misinformation that exists amongst the general public? In past books Dr Karl has proved that vegetarians who drink beer aren’t consuming an animal free diet (Curious and Curiouser) and that if bald guys had been castrated before puberty, they wouldn’t have gone bald (Never Mind the Bullocks), carrots do not give you better night vision (Dis Information), Mt Everest is only the fourth highest mountain in the world (Great Mythconceptions). The age of question of why women take so long compared to men to use the bathroom is even explained in (Q & A With Dr K) .
Previous Dr Karl books simply tackled a question or a myth head on. Brain Food is spread out over more pages, with more space and colour photographs throughout. It is written in more of a recounting various tales style such as telling the story of a woman who had her husband’s poo transferred into her to save her life. Karl also explains why our waste is always brown and urine yellow. Other topics covered include how salmon meat from farmed fish is actually brown and the colouring is added later. Can you drink upside down? Is alcohol, popcorn and chocolate good for you like some people claim? Is Madonna’s claim that she survived on popcorn as her only food source until she made it as a pop star possible or is she obviously a liar? Ice-cream headaches, can cats taste sweet things or is the sour puss saying based on fact? Why do we cry including while cutting onions, does vodka have no calories? With a lot of these topics though Karl strays off topic and starts covering other things, and it takes a long time to get back to the original topics, sort of like Grandpa retelling a tale on the Simpsons.
There’s also a lot of up close and personal shots of various items taken under a scanning electron microscope, where you can guess what they are and find answers at the back of the book.