The Element in the Room

‘They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.’ - Sandi Toksvig 

‘These nerds are the real deal.’ - Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science

Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand?

Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri?

Would you make love like a praying mantis?

Should you book a holiday on Earth 2.0?

The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain everyday science that is staring you in the face. If you are sci-curious, pi-curious or just the-end-is-nigh-curious then this is the book for you.

Steve Mould and Helen Arney are two thirds of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. As a trio they have appeared on QI, created their own experimental* comedy show ‘Domestic Science’ for Radio 4, toured their stand-up science shows to over 50,000 nerds (and non-nerds) and accumulated millions of views on YouTube.

‘Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.’ - Rufus Hound

‘MIND BLOWN.’ - Tim Harford

‘Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.’ - Richard Herring

‘This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.’ - Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)