This book is for you if you’ve ever been curious about your body but were too shy to ask. Some of the funny, weird, strange, and interesting bodily mysteries that are talked about in The Odd Body are why we yawn, why our skin wrinkles after a shower, and whether or not a head that has been cut off can still be kept alive. The answers given by Dr. Stephen Juan are both interesting and surprising.
Reading The Odd Body is like sitting down with your doctor and having them carefully answer all of your strange questions. Dr. Juan, on the other hand, goes far beyond the everyday questions people have about their bodies, like why most people are right-handed or why the sound of a chalkboard scratching on the floor gives you chills. He also talks about mummification, how often self-made headache holes work, and a lot more.
Disgust keeps us safe from a lion that would otherwise eat us, in the same way that fear does. Today, Valerie Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine had an article in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. We find feces, bodily fluids, mucus, spoiled food, and yard worms disgusting by nature.
The Odd Body is a rare mix of funny and educational things written by a professional who is also a great entertainer. The question-and-answer structure of the book makes it easy to start studying anatomy and physiology at any page, which meets the universal desire to learn about one’s own body and mind.
The secrets of the human body are now known. As usual, Dr. Stephen Juan has put together stories, myths, and facts about the human body. This book looks at your strange body from head to toe and inside out, keeping an eye out for things that are interesting and unusual.