This is a collection of spoofs and other humorous pieces about science, somewhat in the style of A Random Walk in Science, but unfortunately not as good.
The authors say how hard it is to track down the author of a quotations, and discuss the earlier origins of Newton's "shoulders of giants", adding their own amusing embellishment:
Because of this, many of the quotations they give are not fully attributed (author only, without source) -- it is hard, I know -- but I think they could have done a bit better.
There are a few classic pieces, such as the call for banning DHMO. there are some newer pieces, particularly about computers. I rather liked some definitions, including: "DESIGN: What you regret not doing later on.".
The bit I laughed most at was nursery rhymes written in a scientific style, including:
Although I think the "Ozymandias by Shelley reviewed as a scientific paper" in More Random Walks in Science is possibly the ultimate in this style.
However, apart from a few highlights such as these, I wasn't that thrilled by the contents. Mildly amusing, in parts -- but then, humour is very much in the eye of the beholder.