"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."
- Douglas Adams
I am currently reading a book called The Quantum Zoo, by Marcus Chown. It is sort of a layman's guide to quantum mechanics, and so far it is fascinating. Also, amid the science is also a lot of very interesting and suprising trivia. For example, (hopefully) most of us remember from high school science classes that atoms contain a lot of empty space. But I never really realized how much until I started reading this book. Did you realize that if all of the empty space in atoms could be removed, the entire human race would fit into the volume of a sugar cube? A great read for anyone interested in the science, without being bogged down by the math.