What's Science Ever Done for Us?
Is the universe shaped like a donut?
Homer proposed such a theory.
Do three-eyed fish swim near nuclear power plants?
Bart managed to catch one.
Are perpetual-motion machines suitable for school projects?
Lisa constructed a working model.
The Simpsons®, the world's most popular and longest-running animated series, is a treasure-trove of scientific ideas and a clever mixture of fact and fancy. Now there's a guide to the science behind the show. In What's Science Ever Done for Us? you'll find answers to an amazing array of scientific questions raised in 26 classic episodes, including:
* Can genetics explain Homer's dimwittedness and Lisa's brains?
* Are shrink-rays and teleportation devices possible along the linesof Professor Frink's inventions?
* Could androids, like the one that replaced Bart in one episode,ever have consciousness?
* Do toilets in North America and Australia flush in opposite directions?
* If Earth were in peril, should we try to escape on a rocket, like Marge, Lisa, and Maggie did, and attempt to colonize Mars?
* Could we travel back in time, like Homer did, change the past, and find ourselves in a parallel reality?
Whether you're a Simpsons fan, a science buff, or both, get ready to laugh and learn as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and the entire town of Springfield prove that science isn't just fun--it's hilarious!