I Call Bullshit: Debunking the Most Commonly Repeated Myths

I Call Bullshit: Debunking the Most Commonly Repeated Myths

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by Jamie Frater
     
 

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IS THAT SMART-SOUNDING PERSON SPOUTING KNOWLEDGE, OR ARE THEY FULL OF IT?

Do you want the real facts to counter and correct the steaming piles of myth and misinformation you hear all the time? This fascinating collection tells exactly what you need to know so the next time you hear someone repeat one of these common falsehoods, you’ll be ready to

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IS THAT SMART-SOUNDING PERSON SPOUTING KNOWLEDGE, OR ARE THEY FULL OF IT?

Do you want the real facts to counter and correct the steaming piles of myth and misinformation you hear all the time? This fascinating collection tells exactly what you need to know so the next time you hear someone repeat one of these common falsehoods, you’ll be ready to call bullshit on:

•Mary Magdalene was a prostitute.
•Your heart stops when you sneeze.
•Crime increases during a full moon.
•A goldfish’s memory lasts only a few seconds.
•It was illegal to drink alcohol during Prohibition.
•Chameleons change color as camouflage.
•Slaves built the pyramids in Egypt.
•Decaf coffee has no caffeine.
•Buddha was fat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569759851
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,347,611
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 5.08(h) x 0.66(d)

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Jamie Frater runs the popular website listverse.com. He lives in New Zealand.

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I Call Bullshit: Debunking the Most Commonly Repeated Myths 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting read, but I wish that I had known that my $10.49 would only buy me 103 pages. So if you want a quick and fun read and have $10 to piss away, then have fun.
Will-B More than 1 year ago
This compelling factbook is full of myths and debunks. Frater sometimes exaggerates how much of a myth something is; for example, he might give one single example of something opposing the myth and call it completely debunked. Occasionally he'll give arguments that barely pertain to the "myth" at all. Sources are rarely cited, lowering the book's credibility. Nevertheless, this is a short and enjoyable read that isn't hindered too much by its occasional blips.