How can a hurricane reveal the world's unpredictability? Can a graying beard demonstrate the irreversibility of time? And how do the exploits of burglars in New York and London demonstrate that everything can be in two places at once? Employing stories about simple everyday items to illuminate counterintuitive realities behind the visible world, the author of How to Love the Universe reveals the astonishing importance of dark matter, the deeper meaning of a rose, and why it hurts when we hit our thumbs with a hammer. As he offers this lyrical, accessible overview of the ideas and theories of 21st century physics, Stefan Klein also looks into the mirror and ponders the nature of wonder and curiosity itself.