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 has written a large number of books and magazine articles, especially in subjects such as music, the arts, general knowledge, and history. He lived in England for many years and studied at the University of Leeds, which means he likes to pretend that he knows what he’s talking about. He’s an almost-famous musician who plays dozens of unusual instruments from all over the world that most people have never heard of and usually can’t pronounce. He has appeared on more than forty recordings, and his musical wanderings and tours have taken him across the US, all over Europe, to Canada and Australia, and to such romantic locations as Umbria, Marrakech, Renaissance chateaux, medieval churches, and high school gymnasiums. He currently lives in Northern California with many books, recordings, and instruments, and a sometimes-demanding cat. He’s pretty enthusiastic about good wines and cooking excellent food. www.timrayborn.com