Book of the Week, The Hair of the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises Episode 3 of 5
Karl Sabbagh's book explores the surprising science behind seemingly trivial assumptions.
How two physicists linked the problem of interference on their TV screen to the Big Bang, how a total solar eclipse is down to cosmic coincidence, and why NASA launched a record player into space.
Read by Toby Longworth.
Abridged by Libby Spurrier.
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.