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.
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About the Author
Jamie Frater runs the popular website listverse.com. He lives in New Zealand.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.