978-1-62795-036-7 | Paperback | 128 pages | 6.9″ x 6.9″
List Price: $7.99
Think you know it all? Of course you do! But there are a multitude of so-called “facts” that are nothing more than myths. For instance: Carrots improve your vision. Even though you’ve never seen a rabbit with glasses, this little tidbit is actually a trick played by the Royal Air Force in World War II. This book debunks many things we think are true but actually have no basis in fact.
It also includes a bunch of weird but true stuff along the way such as:
- Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
- Lemmings commit mass suicide.
- Using a cell phone at a gas station could cause a fire.
- Sugar makes kids hyperactive.
And, as a special bonus, included are “WRONG” stickers that can be used to clarify things for your all-knowing friends and loved ones. Just because everyone thinks so doesn’t mean it is true!
Tom Jackson is a science writer based in the United Kingdom. Tom specializes in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives. After almost 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help create new ways to enjoy learning about science. He studied at the University of Bristol and still lives in the city with his wife and three children.