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Okay, there’s the teddybear. I wonder if they had to buy a ticket for it, too. Why did I introduce it in the first place…

I have been reading a big fat Swedish book from 1920 called Elektriciteten by E. Andréen and H. Holst. Some of the illustrations were used on the previous page. I must say that I don’t understand much of it (slept through most physics lessons at school) but what I understand seems exciting. Other fun books are Martin Gardner’s Relativity for the Million from 1962 and William Bonnor’s The Mystery of the Expanding Universe from 1964. What I like about the older books is the emphasis on alternative theories that have since been abandoned – of course the truth is always more astonishing than fiction, but the powers of human imagination should not be underestimated.