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198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 288When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an â²Aqua Detoxâ² footbath, releasing her toxins into the water and turning it brown, he thought heâ²d try the same at home. â²Like some kind of Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder Generalâ², using his girlfriendâ²s Barbie doll, he gently passed an electrical current through the warm salt water. It turned brown. In his words: â²before my very eyes, the worldâ²s first Detox Barbie was sat, with her feet in a pool of brown sludge, purged of a weekendâ²s immorality.â² Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the BAD SCIENCE column in the GUARDIAN and his book is about all the â²bad scienceâ² we are constantly bombarded with in the media and in advertising. At a time when science is used to prove everything and nothing, everyone has their own â²bad scienceâ² moments - from the useless pie-chart on the back of cereal packets to the use of the word â²visiblyâ² in cosmetics ads. This book will help people to quantify their instincts - that a lot of the so-called â²scienceâ² which appears in the media and in advertising is just wrong or misleading. Satirical and amusing - and unafraid to expose the ridiculous - it provides the reader with the facts they need to differentiate the good from the bad. Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of BAD SCIENCE.