Mary Roach

Mary Roach

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The Weird, Wild Business of Shrunken Heads

A guy calls, says he found some mysterious papers left behind by a dead relative who apparently shrunk human heads and bodies. Do we wanna come see? Uh, no. But we knew Mary Roach would.

Mary Roach
Dec 6, 2011

The ABCs of Shrinking a Noggin

Mary Roach
Dec 6, 2011

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans to jump out of a balloon gondola 23 miles above the earth, breaking the altitude record for skydiving and becoming the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound. Dangerous? Only if his parachutes fail, he's killed by shock waves, or he starts spinning so fast that his brain snaps loose from its st

Mary Roach
Aug 6, 2010

Meteor showers have been letting me down for years, but this time I'm getting myself to the right dark place on a perfect night. Celestial bodies, it better be good.

Mary Roach
Jul 25, 2008

There's a pipe-smoking ghost aboard the whaleship Morgan! Or maybe not. Either way, the high-tech hunt to catch this spook is a wicked blast.

Mary Roach
Nov 1, 2006

Thirteen otherwise courageous writers reveal their deepest, darkest fears in our homage to the creepy, crawly, menacing world of phobias. Prepare to squirm.

John Updike, Stewart O'Nan, Michael Perry, Katie Arnold, Pico Iyer, Bucky McMahon, Bruce McCall, Jane Smiley, Donald Katz, Jack Hitt, David Rakoff, Jo Ann Beard, and Mary Roach
Jan 9, 2002

Turn-offs: Leeches, bad stylists—and spoilsports who mock Team Playboy X-treme

Mary Roach
Jan 8, 2002

Outside's Guide to the Ends of the Earth

Ian Frazier, Sebastian Junger, Jon Billman, Ronald Kral, Roland Merullo, Mary Roach, and Joe Kane
Aug 1, 2001