The Barmaid's Brain and Other Strange Tales from Science by Jay Ingram is a collection of extraordinary stories of science. With over twenty stories including: homo aquaticus, bacteria eaters, the antlion king, Saint Joan of Arc (and questions such as, "why do moths fly to light?") this book will amaze you over and over. I found many of the stories to be quite fascinating. Some were dull in my opinion, but probably appeal to interests outside my array of likes.
This book is short, but can be read in sections since it's an anthology of stories of "weird science". I recommend to anyone interested in science. A broad group of disciplines are represented. Besides, who wouldn't want to read about "the Monks who saw the moon split open"?