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The Theory of Everything Else: A Voyage Into the World of the Weird (Hardcover)
"A pleasure. ... Suitable for beach reading or for mainlining before a dinner party." —Dan Piepenbring, New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)
"Absorbing. ... As thoughtfully written as it is nuts." —Chicago Tribune
A collection of the world’s most mind-boggling, thought-provoking, and downright hilarious theories by the co-host of the hit podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, Dan Schreiber.
Why are we here? Do ghosts exist? Will we ever travel back in time? Are we being visited by extraterrestrials? Will we ever talk to animals? Are we being told the truth? Are mysterious creatures roaming the Earth? And why, when you’re in the shower, does the shower curtain always billow in towards you?
We don’t know the answers to any of these questions (that includes the shower-curtain one, which is a mystery that has eluded scientists for decades, and which they are still trying to solve). But don’t worry, no matter what questions you have, you can bet on the fact that there is someone (or something) out there, investigating it on your behalf—and Dan Schreiber collects their latest findings.
From the Silicon Valley tech billionaires currently trying to work out whether or not the universe is one giant video game simulation to the self-proclaimed community of Italian time-travelers who are trying to save the world from destruction; The Theory of Everything Else will act as a handbook for those who want to think differently.
About the Author
Dan Schreiber is an author, podcaster, and presenter who has made a career out of combining interesting facts with comedy. He is the co-host of the UK’s most streamed podcast, No Such Thing As A Fish, which has been downloaded more than 400 million times. He also co-hosts The Cryptid Factor podcast and is co-creator of the Rose d’Or Award–winning BBC Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity. He lives in London.
"Totally compelling and utterly bizarre." — LOUIS THEROUX
"Dan Schreiber takes peculiar theories about some of life’s greatest mysteries and spins them into nonstop hilarity. ... His research is extensive, covering all areas of the globe and a variety of cultures as he considers the possibility of a hollow Earth, the extinction of pubic lice, the chance that reptilian aliens walk among us and many more far-fetched and otherwise wacky notions. ... The Theory of Everything Else is a wild, witty and entertaining ride into the funhouse of the unexplained and the unexplainable. Hop on and enjoy the trip." — BookPage
"Fascinating. ... A cheerful collection of paranormal phenomena, correct prophecies, alien encounters, and unlikely historical events. ... Skeptics will find good reason to gnash their teeth, and lovers of alternative facts will enjoy an embarrassment of riches." — Kirkus Reviews
"Absorbing. ... As thoughtfully written as it is nuts." — Chicago Tribune
"A pleasure. ... Schreiber is at his best when he’s digging into renowned loci of weirdness. ... Suitable for beach reading or for mainlining before a dinner party. Schreiber brings a formidable amount of research to bear." — Dan Piepenbring, New York Times Book Review