Dictionary of Misinformation

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Perennial Library, 1986 - Common fallacies - 334 pages
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A remarkable book that contains enough information to help you win bets the rest of your life:
-- The bagpipe was not a Scottish invention
-- Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball at Cooperstown -- or anywhere else in America
-- London's Big Ben is neither a clock nor a tower
-- Robert Fulton did not invent the steamboat, and the boat he built was not called the Clermont
-- Cleopatra was not Egyptian
-- Lizzie Borden was acquitted
-- Scores of persons had flown nonstop across the Atlantic before Lindbergh
-- No witches were burned at Salem
-- Edison did not invent the light bulb
-- Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson"
-- Mark Twain was not born in Hannibal, Missouri
-- And, alas, there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac

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Burnam debunks enough information the help readers win bets the rest of everyone else's lives.

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
72
Section 4
124
Section 5
131
Section 6
149
Section 7
178
Section 8
211
Section 9
220
Section 10
253
Section 11
276
Section 12
296
Section 13
297
Section 14
301
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About the author (1986)

Burnam received a BA from Lewis-Clark State College and a MA from the University of Idaho and a PhD from the University of Washington. He is Emeritus Professor of English at Portland State University.

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