I Call Bullshit: Debunking the Most Commonly Repeated Myths

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Ulysses Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Reference - 256 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - HeidiSueRoth - LibraryThing

Weird. Entertaining. Odd. Random. Enjoyable. The title of this book got my attention. I’m one of those people who checks those crazy string-email topics on snopes.com, so alarmists be ware! So of ... Read full review

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Why am I supposed to take Frater's word for anything? Sound's like he is as full of BS as anyone. If you give a vague refutation to a vague "myth" how is that useful? This book looks like it's worth than useless. It looks to be as misinformational as the "myths" it refutes!

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Food
11
History
33
Science
69
Nature
107
Medicine
121
Random Facts
163
People
187
Religion
217
Photo Credits
252
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Jamie Frater runs the popular website listverse.com. He lives in New Zealand.

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