Lemmings Don't Leap: 180 Myths, Misconceptions, and Urban Legends Exploded

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Chambers, 2006 - Humor - 196 pages
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Debunking common conceptions from all walks of life, Lemmings Don’t Leap leaves no stone unturned. Commonly held beliefs will be challenged in categories as wide reaching as historical figures, food and drink, the natural world, and more. Included are lists of common (mis)quotations. After reading this book, no one will wonder if Elvis is still alive or if Sherlock Holmes wore a deerstalker.

Some beliefs debunked:

• Charles Manson did not audition for the Monkees

• Saladin was not an Arab

• Spinach will not make you strong

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About the author (2006)

Edwin Moore was a senior editor for a large publishing company for 17 years and was made redundant in 2005. He now lives on the other side of the publishing fence, where he writes quirky reference texts and occasional (non-quirky) obituaries for The Times. He is a film and television extra and can be seen not bumping into things in various movies (a blind man in Hallam Foe, a drunk in Wedding Belles and he plays a mad scientist in a Stagecoach advert). He is also the author of Lemmings Don't Leap published by Chambers - an amusing and informative book that explodes dozens of fondly-held beliefs, from the serious to the frivolous.

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