Misconceptions: A Guide to the World's Most Popular Myths (Paperback)
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What if everything you thought you knew was wrong? Well, it probably is. MISCONCEPTIONS explores some of the world’s most popular false facts and reveal unexpected truths that will shock even the most experienced brainiacs!
MISCONCEPTIONS breaks down the world’s most widely believed lies, including:
- You must wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim or you’ll drown.
- Sugar makes children hyper.
- Gum takes seven years to digest if you swallow it.
- Ancient Greek sculptures were painted shades of white.
- Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
And that’s just scratching the surface! Deep within the pages of MISCONCEPTIONS, you’ll find pieces of information that will blow away your family, friends, and dinner date. Become the resident expert on history (Did George Washington really have wooden teeth?), wildlife (No, toads don’t really cause warts...), science (Are meteors actually on fire when they reach the Earth?), and more! With life-altering fun facts and hilarious explanations, this gift book will make learning enjoyable!
About the Author
Tim Rayborn writes on a variety of historical and musical topics, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. He has a PhD from the University of Leeds in England. He is also a professional musician, with a specialty in medieval repertoire, and the author of Weird Dance, Beethoven's Skull (Weird Music!), and Shakespeare's Ear (Weird Theater!). He lives in Berkeley, California.