Feynman recounted another good one upperclassmen would use on freshmen physics students: When you look at words in a mirror, how come they're reversed left to right but not top to bottom? What's special about the horizontal axis?
our expert book reviewer Nicola Asker reviews the 'Thing Explainer' by Randall Munroe - a book she thinks young enthusiasts and "grown engineers will find fascinating"! http://www.sparxx.org.uk/book-reviews
Randall Munroe - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - returns with Thing Explainer, a book full of brilliantly simple diagrams that show how important things work.